Mock disaster drill at Indian school aids CBRN authorities

A CBRN mock disaster drill was completed at Army Public School, Jalandhar Cantt in India on Wednesday by the Vajra Corps to coordinate responses from local agencies and test the quality of the agencies' preparedness plans.

The CBRN Quick Reaction Team, Quick Reaction Medical Team and Co-Opted troops participated in the Exercise Vajra Sahayata drill, according to

After the drill was completed, response teams held a debriefing session to discuss their strengths and weaknesses revealed during the drill, current procedures and additional exercises needed to improve their response and coordination with the Army and local agencies, reports.

The Army Public School, Jalandhar Cantt was formed in 1971, and became an army school in 1981. The institution is a co-educational, English medium school. The school is located in the Jalandhar Cantonment in the Indian state of Punjab, and is near the Pakistan border.

The school provides curricula in math, biotechnology, science, geography, information technology, computer science, commerce, music and fine arts.

The school admits children of Army, Navy and Air Force personnel on a priority basis. Prospective students must complete an admission test of science, commerce and humanities to be accepted into the school.