Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Bathinda Airport in Punjab on Wednesday, January 5. Due to bad weather, he left for his event venue by road. Meanwhile, protesters blocked his way, forcing him to return to Delhi. Significantly, the Home Ministry has said that the Punjab Police has not complied with the Blue Book due to the security breach of the PM.
What is Blue Book: It is important that PM’s security planning before any trip is part of his security protocol. Security involves the central agency and the state police force, which are set out in the Blue Book of the Special Security Forces (SPG), which form the PM’s security.
How to make a PM’s security plan:
Three days before PM Modi’s pre-arranged visit, the SPG (Special Security Group), which is responsible for PN’s security, holds a meeting. Which has advanced security communication. This is called ASL (Advance Security Liaison). These include officials involved in the PN program, officers of the intelligence bureau in the state concerned, police officers in the state and the district magistrate concerned.
Every point is discussed regarding PM’s program. After the meeting, ASL report is prepared, on the basis of which all security arrangements are made.
In particular, preparations are made for the PM’s visit, how the Prime Minister will arrive at the event (by air, road or rail) and once he lands, how he will reach his venue (especially by helicopter or road). Information from central agencies and local spies is also taken into account. These include security of the venue including entry and exit, inspection of visitors to the venue and installation of door frame metal director.
State police responsibility according to the Blue Book
A senior official said that according to the Blue Book rule, SPG men are close to the PM’s security but the state police also has more responsibility. In any case, the state police has to prepare contingency routes to ensure the safety of the PM. In any case, the state police informs the SPG in case of any sudden incident, according to which the movement of VIPs changes.
What is the VIP route protocol
There are always two routes for this type of travel. No one already knows the route. The SPG chooses the route. However, SPG can change that at any time. The SPG and the State Police have coordination regarding travel. State police have sought clearance for the route. Which leaves the entire route already empty.
Sources close to the PM’s security say that a helicopter needs 1,000 meters of visibility for PM Modi’s air travel. Sometimes during the winter the PM has to go by road due to fog. If for some reason the road clearance is not obtained then the state police does not allow it. Travel is canceled.
NSG commandos in civilian dress
Importantly, the PM’s car is bulletproof. The PM’s convoy also includes two dummy cars to mislead the attackers. Apart from this the car has jammer antennas. These antennas are capable of diffusing bombs placed on either side of the road at a distance of 100 meters. All of these cars are owned by NSG shooters. Apart from this, NSG commandos in civil dress are present in the convoy.