PM’s security breach: Punjab cops stare at action under SPG Act

New Delhi, Jan 08: The Punjab Police could face action under the Special Protection Group Act, following the security breach that took place in the state during the visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Centre and the Punjab government have ordered probes into the incident in which the PM was stranded on the road for 20 minutes during a protest. Going by the initial probe, it became clear that the Punjab government failed to follow the SPG Act which sets the protocols during a visit by the PM.

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PM Modi security breach: 13 rules in the Blue Book that Punjab govt flouted 

New Delhi, Jan 06: The security lapse as a result of which Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s convoy was stuck in Punjab for 20 minutes has become a major issue and brings about questions of the handling of law and order in the state. 

While the state of Punjab chose to play down the incident, the fact is that there was a major security lapse and the rules laid down in the Blue Book were not followed. Chapter XXVI of the Security arrangements for very important personages/protected persons lays down specific tasks that the police force of a state has to carry out. 

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PM’s incident, drones, blasts: For Punjab security is becoming a joke

New Delhi, Jan 06: Prime Minister Narendra Modi got held up for nearly 20 minutes in Punjab owing to a major security lapse by the local police. The PM’s convoy got held up due to a protest and it was clear that the Punjab Police had failed to sanitise the route.

Speaking of a security breach, in the past couple of years the situation in Punjab has only deteriorated.

A state that had faced the menace of Khalistan terrorism is once again back in the spotlight due to its poor handling of the security situation. In the past couple of years, the approach has been near casual when it comes to security, experts tell OneIndia.

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PM’s convoy took to the road only after confirmation from Punjab DGP 

New Delhi, Jan 06: A major security breach was reported from Punjab on Wednesday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi got held up for 20 minutes due to a protest. 

The Punjab Government was quick to defend itself and one of the main points it made was that the PM was supposed to take the air route. However what the government failed to say was that when a VVIP travels there is also an alternate plan if the air travel does not work out. The local police ought to have sanitised the Contingency Route and the Main Route so that the PM’s travel by road was secure. 

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How the Punjab Government bungled on PM Modi’s security 

New Delhi, Jan 06: A major security lapse was reported from Punjab on Wednesday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi got held up for nearly 20 minutes due to an ongoing protest while he was on his way to Ferozepur. 

While the Punjab government has claimed that there has been no lapse, the fact is that the local police is in charge of the route that any VIP takes. The immediate security detail of the PM is handled by the Special Protection Group (SPG). However which ever part of the country the PM moves by road, the security detail is handled by the local police. In this case it is the Punjab Police. 

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Security breach reported during PM Modi’s visit to Punjab

New Delhi, Jan 05: A security breach was reported during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab today.

The PM landed in Bathinda from where he was to go to National Martyrs Memorial at Hussainiwala by helicopter. Due to rain and poor visibility, PM waited for about 20 minutes for the weather to clear out, a statement by the Ministry of Home Affairs read.

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Repeal: Farm laws were in interest of farmers, but PM had larger national interest in mind

New Delhi, Nov 20: There are contrasting suggestions behind the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal the farm laws. There was a suggestion that the farm laws could lead to tensions in Punjab since a majority of those protesting against these laws were from the Sikh community.

Moreover the timing is also key since the decision was made on Guru Nanak Jayanti. The government had also two days back opened up the Kartarpur Sahib corridor to Pakistan for Sikh pilgrims.

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PM Modi to host President Putin: What to expect from the bilateral

New Delhi, Nov 20: Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit India next month during which he would hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The one day visit is scheduled for December 6.

During his visit the two leaders are expected to sign a number of agreements. During his previous visit in 2018, the contract for the S400 air defence systems were signed. They are expected to reach India by the end of this year.

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PM Modi invites Pope Francis to visit India

New Delhi, Oct 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Pope Francis to visit India. During the meeting, the PM extended an extension to the Pope to visit India.

The last papal visit had taken place in 1999 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. That year the Pope was John Paul II.

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