New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is likely be inducted at 15 new undertakings this year, including three airports in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, its Director General Rajesh Ranjan said on Thursday.
At the CISF's annual media briefing, he also said the central paramilitary force will soon be inducted for security of Jammu and Kashmir's three airports -- Jammu, Srinagar and Leh -- where the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is currently deployed.
Among the 15 new undertakings that CISF personnel will be seen at are Jabalpur, Jamnagar and Vijayawada Airports in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, respectively.
They also include the Gagan Project, an airport sector unit in Bengaluru, three Heavy Water Plants in Gujarat's Hazira and Baroda and Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin, the Sintered Materials Machining Facility in Mumbai, the Indian Museum in Kolkata and Bharat Dynamic Ltd in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam.
The other undertakings are Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project in Uttarakhand's Pipalkoti, the Security Printing Press in Hyderabad, the Suratgarh Critical Super Thermal Power Project in Rajasthan, the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd in West Bengal's Rajarhat and Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd in Jharkhand's Patratu.
On the CISF deployment at Jammu and Kashmir's airports, the CISF chief said, "The talks are in final stage. It has got approval of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and is under scrutiny in the Ministry of Home Affairs."
The CISF currently provides security cover to 345 vital installations, including 61 airports, seaports, nuclear and space installations, the Delhi Metro, and steel and power plants.