Pulwama Attack : What Simarjit Bains says

Security forces have standard operating procedures (SOPs) in areas susceptible to terror strikes. In the light of the car-bomb attack in Pulwama, Shaurya Gurung takes a look at the SOPs, what happened at Pulwama and history of terror attacks on convoys: The CRPF will improve its standard operating procedure by adding additional armed personnel in buses that transport troops to and from Kashmir
*Adequate distance between vehicles
*Fix time to reach destination from starting point
*Fix halts for convoys
*Road Opening Party: ROP secures a particular stretch of a road by sanitising them from mines, bombs etc. Each force is given an area of responsibility. The blast took place in area which was CRPF’s responsibility
*Civilian traffic: Civilian vehicles are not stopped while the convoy moves. They are allowed to overtake and be between convoy vehicles. This was not the case before 2003 in J&K, when CRPF could stop civilian vehicles from entering convoy path. After J&K government alleged civilians were harassed, forces were asked not to restrict civilian vehicles

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