India’s first all-women SWAT team with 36 from NE

India’s first all-women SWAT team with 36 from NE
All-women SWAT team demonstrate during the programme for their launch in Delhi on Friday. (PTI)
Spl. Correspondent/Agencies NEW DELHI, AUG 10 (NPN): | Publish Date: 8/10/2018 11:32:41 AM IST

Union Home minister Rajnah Singh on Friday inducted the 40 member all-women Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team of Delhi Police with 36 women personnel from the North East. Trained by specialists from India and abroad, the SWAT team have been undergone 15-months of rigorous training.

“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,” said Delhi of police commissioner Amulya Patnaik

The brainchild of Patnaik, the team comprises of 36 women from the North East. 13 of them are from Assam, five each from Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Manipur, four from Meghalaya, two from Nagaland and one each from Mizoram and Tripura. 

The SWAT team has undergone training to handle urban situations as well as jungle operations. They have been trained in Israeli Krav Maga, ambush, counter-ambush and urban operations like building interventions, vehicle intervention and VVIP security. They have also been trained to conduct rescue operations.

Lauding the Delhi police for raising the all-women SWAT team, Rajnath said the women SWAT commandos will be deployed during the Independence Day celebrations. He also congratulated Delhi Police for the initiative in the direction of women empowerment. 

Acknowledging the women police personnel from North Eastern states, Rajnath termed it as an example of integrating various regions in Delhi Police.

The Home minister also inaugurated office complex of DCP South-West district, Police station Delhi Cantt and Delhi Police Residential complex.


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