Proud Moment For NorthEast India- 36 Brave Women In Delhi Police's First All-Women SWAT Team
36 brave women hailing from different parts of North East India cutting across their barrier of race, creed and culture to serve Delhi Police elite all women SWAT team. On Friday Home minister Rajnath Singh formally inducted them in Delhi Police.
They are second to none when it comes to the handling of the hostage crisis and terror strikes in urban areas. In fact, the formation of this team is being considered a big achievement. Even western countries do not have all-women SWAT teams due to rigorous training and hectic schedule.
They are trained in the Israeli Krav Maga, an unarmed combat style. Equipped with MP5 submachine guns and Glock 21 pistols. These all-women units would lead the security arrangement in India Gate and Red Fort areas.
Their field of expertise includes –
- Unarmed combat,
- Ambush and counter-ambush,
- Jungle operation,
- Urban operation in building interventions, vehicle/bus intervention
- VVIP security
- Experts at abseiling and scaling
- Ready to get up from deep sleep to action
- Get ready with armed just within a minute of an alarm
It is the brainchild of Police commissioner of Delhi Amulya Patnaik. They will be trained in India and internationally over a period of 15 months. The commissioner told TOI that they are rated better than their male counterparts by their trainers at Police Training College in Jharoda Kalan. Trained in all kind of weapon they have knowledge of explosives and IEDs.
In a twitter Delhi Police said –
All Women SWAT Commando unit is expert in unarmed combat, ambush & counter ambush, urban operations with knowledge of explosives, IEDs and assault weapons. #PowerToHer #SafeDelhi pic.twitter.com/ce32RiUvJw
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) August 10, 2018
@DelhiPolice is proud to include All Women SWAT Commando unit in their quest to shield Delhi from Terrorism.
The unit was launched by Hon’ble Union Minister Shri @rajnathsingh ji.
The maximum numbers of members:
These women are highly well educated and mixed well with personnel from other parts of the country. They are well trained and enhanced their skills at NSG Centre, Manesar.
They will be accompanied by anti-terror vans called Parakram. To handle their language barrier during their course of the training, they were equipped with n a translator to ensure that none of them faces language problem.