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NSG commandos conduct mock drill at Delhi Metro airport express line

A counter-terror unit of NSG commandos on Saturday conducted a three-hour-long mock drill at a Delhi Metro station located on the airport express line.

delhi Updated: Nov 19, 2016 19:42 IST
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The ‘black cats’ used modern weapons and equipments during the drill in the wee hours at the Dhaula Kuan station(HT photo/ Representative )

A counter-terror unit of NSG commandos on Saturday conducted a three-hour-long mock drill at a Delhi Metro station located on the airport express line.

The ‘black cats’ used modern weapons and equipments during the drill in the wee hours at the Dhaula Kuan station.

The mock drill was named ‘intervention of rail coaches and countering of terrorist elements’.

The Dhaula Kuan station lies on a sensitive airport express line of the Delhi Metro.

A similar drill was conducted on coaches and depot area around the Dwarka Sector 8 station. A small team of CISF personnel, in charge of the Metro network’s safety, also took part in this drill.

“The NSG teams were drawn from the elite counter-terror squad. The federal contingency force keeps doing these mock exercises to keep itself prepared for any contingency and response to a terrorist threat on the Delhi Metro network that carries over 26 lakh people everyday in the national capital area,” officials said adding the drills lasted for about three hours at both locations.