India Gets First All-Women Northeast SWAT Team In Delhi Police, Ready To Combat Terror

The Logical Indian Crew Delhi

August 11th, 2018 / 11:28 PM

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Good news for the national capital, as Delhi will be the first police force in the country to have an all-women SWAT team. On August 10, Union Minister, Rajnath Singh has formally inducted the unit in Delhi Police.

These 36 women constables who are from northeastern states of India have been trained by specialists from India and abroad to excel in their task. After going through rigorous, 15-month training, these women are going to become India’s first SWAT team.

According to Times Of India, this creation of this 36-member all-women team was the brainchild of Delhi police commissioner Amulya Patnaik.

“These women are second to none when it comes to handling terror strikes and hostage crises in urban areas. In fact, they were rated better than their male counterparts by their trainers at Police Training College in Jharoda Kalan,” Patnaik told Times Of India.

Among these 36 women, 13 of them are from Assam, five from Arunachal Pradesh, five from Sikkim, five from Manipur, four from Meghalaya, two from Nagaland and one from Mizoram and Tripura, each.

The rigorous training

The team is coached in climbing multi-storey buildings, carrying out hostage operations at hotels, buses or metro. They are also trained in the Israeli Krav Maga, an unarmed combat style, and equipped with MP5 submachine guns and Glock 21 pistols.

As these women are from the Northeast, a language instructor from the northeast has also been training them with the local language.

They are experts in unarmed combat, ambush, jungle operation, an urban operation which includes building interventions, vehicle/bus interventions, vehicle/bus intervention and VVIP security.

According to DCP (Special Cell) Pramod Kushwaha, quoted in the Times of India, the team has also received the training to use weapons, and they are also given basic training to deal with explosives and IEDs.

Will be posted in Delhi

The formation of this new team is a considered as the accomplishment for the nation globally as well. As most of the western countries do not have all-women SWAT teams due to the kind of training required to become one.

These 36 commands will be posted in different locations of central and south Delhi. At times, the First women SWAT unit would also look into the security in the high alert zone. They will also be posted at Red Fort and India Gate as well. Many of them would be posted in anti-terror vans called Parakram.

 

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