Should India change Police force's uniform?

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Should India change Police force's uniform?

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  1. Waffen SS

    Waffen SS New Member

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    Should India change uniform of India's police force? Indian police still wear traditional Khaki, it reminds us brutal police of British Raj days. How ever Pakistan and Bangladesh changed their Police uniform, but still India did not , why?

    Yes, it will be costly, but if we do this then we can erase an evidence of colonial history.
     
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  3. Sakal Gharelu Ustad

    Sakal Gharelu Ustad Detests Jholawalas Moderator

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    Get a life! Symbolic BS.
     
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  4. PredictablyMalicious

    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    Great thread. Yes, absolutely, India must undertake comprehensive police reforms which include a change in police uniform. Although this is not the top priority and other reforms are much more pressing.
     
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  5. ninja85

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    chor ko tie lagane se woh mor nahi banta. :rofl:
     
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    Agree, I hate Khaki. Makes the police force look outdated.
     
  7. Bangalorean

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    Simply changing uniform is no use, but when comprehensive police reforms are carried out - the uniform must also be changed simultaneously. That is mandatory.
     
  8. praneet.bajpaie

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    Before changing the uniform, Indian police, as a collective force should undergo a much more rigorous training regimen. The current crop is one of the worst in the world.
     
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  9. Abhijeet Dey

    Abhijeet Dey Regular Member

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    Since I am not allowed to post pics in this forum, can you post pics of new police uniform for Indian policemen?:yey:

    LINK: forums.officer.com/t122816/
     
  10. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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  11. prohumanity

    prohumanity Regular Member

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    Nothing wrong with Kahki color uniform. I would like Indian Policemen WITHOUT big bellies.....Their waist should be measured every three months ..if too large they should be given warning to reduce it and after 3 warnings, should be terminated from Police force.
    Nutrition classes and free gym memberships should be offered too. Tell them to reduce carbs in diet and eat more egg whites, tandoori chicken, lentils,
    chick peas and fat free milk and yogurt. A fit policeman looks pretty in any color.
     
  12. chase

    chase Tihar Jail Banned

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    I agree even on the principle of aesthetics the current khaki uniform is ugly and makes policeman looks unattractive. Best would have been a dark color dress like navy blue or black in US police but since India is hot place, i would say a blue shirt and black pant will look way nicer.
     
  13. Abhijeet Dey

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    Will black trouser absorb heat due to its color?

    LINK: io9.com/5903956/the-physics-that-explain-why-you-should-wear-black-this-summer

     
  14. Blackwater

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    No khaki is good , the amount of mitti- katta in India and heat , pasina khaki is best suited for puullssse
     
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    That's a good question. Economically speaking, we need to make some changes in the equipment and modernisation of the police forces first. Also, the communication needs a lot of improvement. After that, of simultaneously, we can change the uniform for the better.
     
  16. Jagdish58

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    Changing the uniform and arming them with Latti & Rusted 303 rifle will help??

    Better they get good weapon system to combat new threat scenario rather then getting colourful uniform
     
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    Excerpts.

    Khaki, the non-fading colour - The Hindu
     
  18. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I fail to understand how an uniform change would make them more efficient.

    I rather have a Police Force that is efficient than one that is lit up to resemble a Christmas tree and taking along the baggage of crass inefficiency and corruption.

    Mrs Gandhi made the bureaucracy 'committed'. Now that was a change from the British Rah days where the ICS could speak out their mind without fear of admonishment or transfers.

    Where has this 'committed' IAS taken this country to? Down the drain and pleasing their political masters, helping them to loot the Nation!

    So, carping about the British Raj as a fashion statement is totally misplaced.

    One should get down to some serious thinking that being a politically populist icon, as if appealing to the brainless wonders that enjoy and applaud false nationalist rhetoric!

    BSF wears khaki.

    They are not from the Raj days.

    They are efficient, aren't they?

    IA wears khaki in the deserts and so are their vehicle camouflaged so.

    Are they less efficient?

    This misplaced and false 'nationalism' rankles since it is emotions that speak than any in depth study.

    I am open to correction, if changing the uniform will increase efficiency and make the Police less corrupt and beyond kowtowing to their political masters of the day!
     
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  19. thethinker

    thethinker Senior Member Senior Member

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    Appearance and uniforms for security / military are vastly overrated. It's their operational readiness and efficiency that counts.

    Here are a bunch of ragtag, messy looking military personnel :

    http://imgur.com/2F8zguW

    As unimpressive, non-glamorous or disorganized they appear based on their looks / gear/uniform , these are the elite Russian SF Spetsnaz.

    Spetsnaz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  20. jackprince

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    Those who are asking for change in color of uniform, have never worn khaki and felt the pride it brings.

    People have a misunderstanding that if the police become more pliant and mild, it would be better for the society. Well, for them there's a lesson in current WB where cops can no longer bear arms!

    The reform is required - very much so. But that should be in the attitude, not in color. The respect and fear of law that Khaki brings in people's mind, no other color can substitute that fast.
     
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  21. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Put a mentally lousy chap, who has no pride in himself, in the best looking uniform, he will still look messy!
     

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