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Independence Day: All-women SWAT team guards Red Fort

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    New Delhi, Aug 15: India's first all-women SWAT team from the north-east beamed with pride as guarded the historic Red Fort today on the Independence Day. The 36-member all-women Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team has been trained by the NSG for anti-terrorism duty under the Delhi Police's Special Cell.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech, said the government has brought Delhi close to the north east and the region has become an inspiration for everyone.

    Donning blue uniforms and holding guns, these women are standing outside the Red Fort protecting the area.

    SWAT team during their launch in New Delhi

    SWAT team during their launch in New Delhi

    Members of first all-women SWAT team during a programme for their launch, and inauguration of newly constructed building of DCP South West District office, Police Station Delhi Cantt. & Delhi Police Residential Complex, in New Delhi on Friday, Aug 10, 2018. PTI photo

    Trained by NSG

    Trained by NSG

    The 36-member all-women Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team has been trained by the NSG for anti-terrorism duty under the Delhi Police's Special Cell.

     Guarding the Red Fort

    Guarding the Red Fort

    A member of the all-women SWAT team guards during the full dress rehearsal for the 72nd Independence Day function at the historic Red Fort, in New Delhi on Monday, August 13, 2018. PTI Photo

    Trained in self-defence system

    Trained in self-defence system

    They are equipped with AK-47 rifles, MP5 machine guns, Glock 17 or 26 pistols and corner shot devices for enhanced night vision. The women commandos were also trained in Krav Maga, which is a self-defence system developed for the Israel Defence Forces, the police said. PTI photo

    Trained in anti-terror operations

    Trained in anti-terror operations

    The women commandos were trained to undertake complex operations during terrorist attacks at crowded markets, residential complexes or government premises. PTI photo

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