The Delhi police is investing majorly in tools and equipment to tackle bomb threats. The initiative follows the prospect of rising terror attacks in the near future.
Highly placed sources in the security establishment told this reporter that in view of the situation in Kashmir, Kerala, West Bengal and Assam, where jihadi activities have intensified, the Delhi police force has been asked to prepare itself for future eventualities. New Delhi, due to its status as the national capital and its porous borders with other states, has become the first choice for carrying out terror attacks.
In the last one month, the Delhi police has floated multiple tenders seeking purchase of equipment that are used to detect and defuse bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
According to official sources, Delhi police is buying at least 25 telescopic manipulators that provide improved ability to bomb disposal technicians to maximise their standoff distance (remote handling capabilities) when working in close proximity to a suspect package or IED. The police is also going to buy 25 “hook and line” machines that are used to move suspected devices or gain access into vehicles and buildings using a pulling line and specially designed tools. Read more