Friday, November 19, 2010

Cops get ready to face 26/11, Naxalites

Government has bought simulators with software that will recreate environment during the 2008 attacks

Ashutosh Patil

Posted On Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 02:02:17 AM

Mumbai police on Friday got its second advanced training simulator installed at Kandivali police station to better the skills of its force. The first simulator was installed at RCF police station in Chembur in May.



This new simulator comes loaded with a software that will recreate the environment of 26/11 attacks and the ongoing fight with Maoists in the forests of Gadchiroli.

Dedicating the equipment to the team, Additional Commissioner of Nnorth Region Ramrao Pawar said, “Four policeman can be trained at a time on this simulator.”

Senior officers who experienced the machine were excited.


The government has earmarked Rs 2 crore to purchase seven such simulators for centres across the city

“We get an opportunity to practice at the shooting range once a year, but here we can practice as many times as possible.

This will definitely can improve our shooting skills,” said Suryakant Ghadge, senior inspector of Kandivali Police station.”

Jayawant Hargude, Assistant Commissioner of Police said, “With the new software, one can experience combat situations like 26/11 attacks or fight with Naxals dense forests lined with landmines.”

The government has earmarked Rs 2 crore to purchase seven such simulators for centres across the city.

The software can be upgraded whenever required and can be changed to create environments as per requirement.

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