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Greyhounds commandos to be part of Chief Minister’s security

HYDERABAD: In a first, now Greyhounds commandos trained to take down left wing extremists will be part of the Telangana chief minister’s security.The threat perception for the Chief Minister evaluated in the latest security review has suggested increased threat perception for the CM from Maoists.

In view of this, the review committee has decided to provide round-the-clock security to the Chief Minister with well-trained Greyhounds commandos apart from the existing team of Intelligence Security Wing (ISW) personnel.

Souces told Express that the decision comes in the wake of rise in left-wing extremist activities in neighbouring states. “Men in safari, the existing security personnel, are also part of Chief Minister’s security. In addition, around 15 to 20 Greyhound commandos armed with sophisticated weapons have joined CM’s security team,” sources said.

Recently, the Greyhound commandos were imparted special training at the Telangana State Police Academy (TSPA) with respect to CM’s security requirements. They were also educated in discharging duties when Chief Minister visits districts, rural localities. 

“Commandos will have to undergo regular physical and mental fitness apart from regular review of their performance while on duty,” officials said.

Earlier on February 4, ISW officials reviewed the security and measures taken to enhance the security. Earlier, four brand new white Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUVs have been added to the Chief Minister’s convoy. Of the four, two vehicles are designed with bullet-proof. As many as five Land Cruiser Prado vehicles are being used for the Chief Minister’s convoy apart from fire tender, ambulance and a fire fighter vehicle.

We Are FSTVL to review security plans in response to Manchester bombing

PUBLISHED: 17:22 23 May 2017

Niall Joyce [1]

Revellers at last year's festival

Revellers at last year’s festival


The organisers of We Are FSTVL has reassured festival goers that they will update their security plans “where necessary” in response to last night’s bomb attack in Manchester.

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The annual event will be held at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster, over the bank holiday weekend with up to 30,000 people expected to attend.

Due to the increase in numbers festival organisers have already put extra measures in place and festival goers, equipment and vehicles will be searched before entering and CCTV has been installed.

A spokesman for the festival said: “We Are FSTVL consider the safety and security of our audience, performers, contractors and staff as paramount.

“In conjunction with the Metropolitan Police and local authority we have produced robust detailed plans for the event in its entireity for the last 10 months.

“We will continue to review plans and update where necessary, in consultation with all agencies.”

The Met Police Commander Jane Connors said: “As the full horror of last night’s attack in Manchester still sinks in the thoughts of all of us in the Met Police are with those who have lost loved ones or who were injured.

“Here in London we are determined to do all we can to protect the capital. That means that over the coming days as you go to a music venue, go shopping, travel to work or head off to the fantastic sporting events you will see more officers – including armed officers.”

For more details on the festival visit here.


  1. ^ Niall Joyce (www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk)