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Delhi Police inducts India’s first all-woman SWAT team

Delhi Police has inducted India's first all-woman Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team for anti-terrorist operations.
Delhi Police inducts India’s first all-woman SWAT team
  • The all-woman SWAT team is the brainchild of Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik.
  • It was formally inducted by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

About the all-woman SWAT team:

  • The all-woman SWAT team was inducted after rigorous training of around 15 months from specialists all across India and abroad.
  • It comprises of 36 women commandos from northeastern states (13 members from Assam, 5 from Arunachal Pradesh, 5 from Sikkim, 5 from Manipur, 4 from Meghalaya, 2 from Nagaland and 1 from Mizoram and Tripura each).
  • They have undergone training to handle urban situations as well as jungle operations.
  • They are also well-versed in Israeli Krav Maga, an unarmed combat style.
  • Their expertise includes unarmed combat, ambush and counter-ambush and urban operations like building interventions, vehicle intervention and VVIP security.
  • They are skilled at using weaponry like MP5 submachine guns and Glock-21 pistols.
  • They will be deployed at strategic locations in Central and South Delhi as well as Red Fort and India Gate during Independence Day and Republic day celebrations.

Questions:

Q1. Who has inducted India's first all-woman Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team for anti-terrorist operations?
a. Mumbai Police
b. Delhi Police
c. Chennai Police
d. None of the above

Q2. It comprises of how many women commandos?
a. 36
b. 26
c. 46
d. 56
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