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Delhi gets SWAT commandos

delhi Updated: Aug 07, 2010 22:46 IST
Vijaita Singh
Vijaita Singh
Hindustan Times
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Delhi Police is ready with their first batch of SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) commandos who would be deployed during the Commonwealth Games. In training for the past one year, the skills of the 25 commandos all below the age of 30 years will be put to test during the Independence Day celebrations next week.

“We have ordered six armoured cars for our special commandos. All of them are ready to face any kind of combat situation. We would be testing them during the Independence Day celebrations,” YS Dadwal, commissioner of police told Hindustan Times.

The tenders for the armoured cars were floated only last month. Besides the SWAT, Delhi Police also has 1000 commandos.

The SWAT commandos have been trained on the lines of their American counterparts in handling assault rifles, grenades and carrying equipment including heavy body armour. They were trained at National Security Guards (NSG) camp in Manesar and also by international security agencies.

“Whether spectators are there or not, we are fully geared to handle the security of the players and delegates.”

“To the existing fleet of quick reaction teams we would also be adding up 121 police control room (PCR) motorcycles that would patrol around the Games venue. A situation is handled best on ground and nothing can beat human intelligence.”