Photos: At Delhi airport, an armoured vehicle to withstand terror attacks

A new armoured vehicle, called the Sherpa has been stationed at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport which can accommodate four armed personnel who can fire from inside to neutralise threats. The feature-rich Sherpa is equipped witha camera, rugged tires and is reinforced to withstand RDX blasts.

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The Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi has recently deployed an armoured vehicle, the Sherpa on trial basis to deal with terror attacks. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is in the process of procuring the armoured tactical vehicle for Delhi airport which can be helpful in case of any terror attack. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

The Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi has recently deployed an armoured vehicle, the Sherpa on trial basis to deal with terror attacks. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is in the process of procuring the armoured tactical vehicle for Delhi airport which can be helpful in case of any terror attack. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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A CISF officer shows the interiors of the bulletproof heavy vehicle, Renault Sherpa, which can accommodate four armed personnel who can fire from inside to neutralise any suspect. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

A CISF officer shows the interiors of the bulletproof heavy vehicle, Renault Sherpa, which can accommodate four armed personnel who can fire from inside to neutralise any suspect. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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‘There is a screen inside next to the driver’s seat where CCTV footage is displayed. The vehicle cannot be opened from the outside without the key. There are different lights installed at the front of the vehicle to operate in dark. The wheels are good enough to travel in mud and bad roads,’ a CISF officer told HT. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

‘There is a screen inside next to the driver’s seat where CCTV footage is displayed. The vehicle cannot be opened from the outside without the key. There are different lights installed at the front of the vehicle to operate in dark. The wheels are good enough to travel in mud and bad roads,’ a CISF officer told HT. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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According to the CISF, though the vehicle will always be deployment ready, it will only be used only in case of an attack. The CISF has Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) which are also equipped to chase and neutralise suspects and threats. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

According to the CISF, though the vehicle will always be deployment ready, it will only be used only in case of an attack. The CISF has Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) which are also equipped to chase and neutralise suspects and threats. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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‘The vehicle is bulletproof with four gates. Every gate has a space to put a gun out of it and a bulletproof glass above the space so that the personnel can see the target. The vehicle can run at a speed of 120km/hr and is fully automatic,’ said a CISF officer, who has been trained in using the vehicle. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

‘The vehicle is bulletproof with four gates. Every gate has a space to put a gun out of it and a bulletproof glass above the space so that the personnel can see the target. The vehicle can run at a speed of 120km/hr and is fully automatic,’ said a CISF officer, who has been trained in using the vehicle. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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Currently, the vehicle for the CISF personnel is deployed at the departure forecourt of Terminal 3 for most of the day’s duration and goes to Terminal 1 for some time. The force plans to use the vehicle in other parts of the country also, especially the Naxal belt. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

Currently, the vehicle for the CISF personnel is deployed at the departure forecourt of Terminal 3 for most of the day’s duration and goes to Terminal 1 for some time. The force plans to use the vehicle in other parts of the country also, especially the Naxal belt. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2017 03:22 PM IST
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