‘Never again’ is the sentiment behind the Maharashtra government setting up the crack commando unit called Force One. But news from the frontline isn’t very reassuring. On Tuesday, at the induction ceremony in Mumbai of the first batch of the unit based on the lines of the National Security Guards, four commandos collapsed in the legendary late-November heat of Mumbai. No one was thankfully hurt or killed.
Coming two days before our leaders compete against each other to show that 26/11 was a lesson that they would never forget, the security appariti of this powerful nation needs to be tweaked perhaps just a bit more. Maybe it was the tightness of collars that made the poor fellows faint. Perhaps it was the momentous occasion of being the first batch out of the Maharashtra Intelligence Academy that sapped their energy. No matter. We know that things will be tip-top and sharp once a dastardly group of ten terrorists try to make us faint with fear again.