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Two more bullet-proof speed boats for Mum police
Two more bullet-proof speed boats were on Wednesday put into service by the Mumbai police to intensify patrolling along the coastline of the metropolis in the aftermath of November 26 terror attacks.

The two country-made air-conditioned boats, christened as 'Koyna' and 'Kaveri', are equipped with advanced engines, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and wireless sets.

At least eight policemen armed with AK-47s, life guards and binoculars will keep a vigil along the 140 km-long city's coastline, along with nine existing boats of the police.

"These boats will maintain vigil along the coastline round-the-clock and intercept suspicious boats during patrolling. The well-equipped and advanced boats will boost the confidence among the police personnel deployed in the boats and enable them to do best job," Police Chief D Sivanandan said after inaugurating the two boats.

Ten terrorists, including the lone captured Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, arrived in Mumbai through sea route on a boat, escaping all security layers.

Subsequently, the terrorists sneaked into Hotels Taj Mahal and Oberoi, Nariman House building and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station and killed over 170 people, including 26 foreigners.

Cops get 2 more bulletproof interceptor boats
The Mumbai Police on Tuesday launched two more bulletproof boats Koyna and Kaveri touted to be the fastest high-speed interceptor boats in Indian waters at the Gateway of India.


The boats,which cost Rs 5 crore with an endurance of 75 nautical miles,were inaugurated by the Mumbai Police Commissioner D Sivanandan and the Joint Commissioner of Police (law and order) Himanshu Roy. These boats were part of the 28 speedboats ordered by the Maharashtra Police at a total cost of Rs 48 crore. The Ministry of Home Affairs had selected Goa Shipyard Limited to construct such boats to strengthen coastal security across states by the end of this year.


Classified in the 12 tonne Hellraiser Class,Koyna is 13 metres long and capable of operating at 35 knots fastest till date,as even the Coast Guard and Customs use boats that can operate below 30 knots. Koyna can carry four crew members along with a patrolling party of 16 police personnel as it is fully armed and equipped with GPS,Radar,high defined echo sounders to gauge the depth of sea bed,along with fire fighting,life saving and communication facilities. Kaveri with the same speed level is classified under the five tonne Invader Class and is 9.60 metres long. It can carry at least 10 police personnel.



According to Goa shipyard Limited,these boats can be used for high-end policing purposes like patrolling,day and night surveillance,search and rescue operations and chasing suspected vessels. Also,they have been designed to operate in shallow waters in and around harbour and anchorage.

Mumbai Police Commissioner D Sivanandan termed Hong Kong Police as a model coastal police. Hong Kong is an island nation. But they still have around 250 policing boats. We would ask for some more boats. We now have 11 speed boats including these two boats. We are keeping a target of 20 boats by November 26 this year, he said.


According to Cyril A Fernandes,project co-ordinator for Goa Shipyard,the unique feature of the boat is that it is unsinkable as its engineered to bear the weight of the crew and sustain operations. This is the first time that we have a boat that can apply sudden break in three seconds even when its at the highest speed. Also,it can move sideways without taking any turns and rotate at 360 degrees, Fernandes said.


The boats have been designed to ensure the safety of the operators. Each vessel is equipped with four helmets,bullet proof vests,telescopic foldable batons,night vision goggles and restraint cuffs. Each boat is air-conditioned and has a washroom. They also have gun pedestals, added Fernandes.
 

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Hovercraft, speed boats to bolster Mumbai’s coastal security
Mumbai, Nov 25 (PTI) Ten years after the 26/11 terror attacks which left 166 dead, Mumbai police is set to have a dedicated coastal fleet comprising hovercraft and intermediate support vessels to enhance the island city’s security. Also Read - Maharashtra COVID Cases Cross 2 Lakh-mark, Total Infections at 200064; Death Toll 8671


Mumbai Police Commissioner Subodh Kumar Jaiswal told PTI that a “strong vigil” is being maintained by the coastal police to secure the coastline. Also Read - Heavy Rains in Parts of Maharashtra in Next 24 Hours? IMD Issues Red Alert For These Districts




Two hovercraft are being procured to enable security personnel to reach inaccessible areas along the coastline, he said. This will complement the existing fleet of speed boats and patrolling vessels, he said. Also Read - COVID in Maharashtra Today: 1 Death Every 7 Minutes, 265 New Cases Every Hour


Deven Bharti, Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) said, “We are increasing our coastal strength by procuring new boats and intermediate support vessels. We have sent proposals for the same to government”.




“In the aftermath of the 26/11 attack, Mumbai police procured speed boats and amphibious boats for coastal patrolling and also set up marine police stations,” he said.


The attack was carried by the 10 well-trained terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, who came to Mumbai by sea.



Coordination between state and central agencies, including the Navy and Coast Guard, tasked with coastal security, has been increased after the attack, he said.

Another official said a post of Inspector General Coastal Security has been created. The incumbent will be the nodal officer for coordination with the agencies to guard the 720 km long coast line of Maharashtra, he said, adding 44 coastal police stations have been set up so far.


“Operation ‘Sagar Kavach’ was organised to boost the coordination between these agencies. We have also set up 91 check posts on highways connected to the coastline,” he said.


The agencies have regular security review meetings, he said, adding the fishermen work as “eyes, ears and nose” of police and alert about suspicious activities in sea and along the coast.


Police have also created ‘Sagar Surakhsa Dal’, which has around 6,000 fishermen as members. They have saved around 50 people from drowning in sea this year, he added.
 

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Covid casts shadow on police’s hi-tech gadget plan, ‘Tendering process to procure helicopter, Truck Vessel, other gadgets got stuck, ‘Have to start afresh once things return to normal’, say officials
Srinagar, May 13 (KINS):
The emergency situation triggered by the novel Caronavirus that has claimed over two lakh lives across the globe and affected over two million so far has cast a shadow on the Jammu and Kashmir police’s “mission hi-tech” as the virus has choked supply chains of modern gadgets for the police force.


In January and February this year, J&K police had floated a series of tenders to procure hi-tech equipment, some of them used by world’s best forces, including Truck Vessel, a special vehicle used to detect and destroy bombs including grenades and IEDs inside its “special chamber.” Not just this, the police had also floated tenders to procure first ever helicopter on a two-year lease and also Liquid Explosive Devices (LED) to detect and destroy IEDs and other explosive material.


The Police had also floated tenders to procure riot control gadgets besides 50 Unarmed Vehicles (UAVs) besides new fleet of bullet proof vehicles. However, Covid chocked the process of procurement with police officials stating that tendering process has to be started afresh and entire process has to be re-started.


A senior police official privy to the tendering process of the force told news agency KINS that even though some consignments of UAVs and new vehicles were received but rest of the consignments got stuck since March 18, when the first case of Covid was reported from Khanyar area of Srinagar.


“Entire process got stuck because of the Covid even though some procurement of UAVs and bullet proof vehicles besides emergency support vehicles was received,” he said. In Srinagar, district, alone 25 drones/UAVs have been pressed into service by the police force to enforce strict lockdown. Earlier, police in Srinagar district had just a dozen UAVs.


The official told KINS that many tenders have to be floated afresh to seek response from the authorized manufacturers again and then tenders will be opened for agreements with the concerned companies. “This is again a lengthy process. We have to start from zero again,” he said, adding that Covid has choked the entire prospectus of police force as far as procurement of latest gadgets is concerned.

Pertinently, 15000 policemen are performing duties to implement lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir. Police is on the forefront of fighting pandemic, however, prolonged lockdown of two months has shelved its plans of getting hi-tech gadgets for which tendering process was already done by the police headquarters.


“Since Covid has triggered a global crisis. We will have to reach out to the companies afresh with fresh tenders etc and that’s only possible when things return to normal,” a source in the Police headquarters also said.(KINS)

 

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Mumbai police to hire boats from the fishing community to guard coastal areas
With an eye to fortifying the coastal area, Mumbai police will hire boats from the fishing community if they fit their criteria.

According to Mid-Day, the Mumbai police is trying to hire six trawlers, some of which could even come from the fishing community. The boats will be hired for Rs 15,000 a boat a day, sources told the leading daily. The city police have said that Rs 2.75 crore had been sanctioned after the plan was approved by Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar. The Mumbai police currently have 72-speed boats and these trawlers will help the police for coastal security. These trawlers will be patrolling the coast for 12 hours a day.

A source from Mumbai police told the leading daily, “All boats of bidders will be thoroughly inspected and will be approved only if they meet strict specifications. Among the requirements are that the cabin size on board should be 10x7x6 and the boat should be 45 feet in length and 15 feet in width. Fishermen, too, can bid. The boat should be registered with the fisheries department as well as the Maritime Board.” The owner of the boat will provide a driver and helper and while have to tank up at their own cost. According to Mumbai police’s criteria, the owner will also have to provide an alternative boat in case of any technical glitches in the original one.
 

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DNA EXCLUSIVE: Coastal security – Maharashtra police send proposal to government
Maharashtra police have sent a proposal to the state government asking for sanctioning of Intermediate Support Vessels (ISV) for bolstering its coastal policing. The existing Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) with the police can stay at sea for around five hours, while ISVs can stay at sea for seven days and can reach up to 200 nautical miles, police said. In November 2008, Pakistani terrorists had sneaked into Mumbai from Karachi via sea route and had killed as many as 166 people in the carnage. The central and state government had since then begun taking measures to plug gaps in the porous coastal security of the state.


According to the police sources, the proposal sent by the office of Director General of Police (DGP) stated that there is a need to change the existing fleet of FPVs with ISVs. The police refused to share the number of ISVs they intend to get stating coastal security concerns.


"Maharashtra has a 720-kilometre coastline and 842-kilometre creek area and for effective monitoring of coastline, coastal security and fishermen security ISV are the need of the hour and its inclusion in the police machinery is very important. These ISVs will help us to cater to the coastal threats, to curb illegal activities that take place in sea, illegal fishing and keep eye on the movement of trawlers. The ISVs can stay still even inside deep waters," said a police officer.

"We want the ISVs on a rental basis and it will cost the government around Rs 15 crore. Moreover, since we will not be purchasing it, the onus of maintenance and repair will be on the ISV making company. ISV is approved by Royal Institution of Naval Architects and has International Ship and Port Facility Security Code which is an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention (1974/1988) on minimum security arrangements for ships, ports and government agencies," the officer said.


The police sources stated that even the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has taken ISV on rent for Rs 1.70 lakh per day for five years in order to secure their establishments in the sea.


When contacted, Principal Secretary (Special), Home Department said, "We are examining the proposal and will take the required positive steps."

Comparison between existing Fast Patrol Vessel & Intermediate Support Vessel

Specification – Fast Patrol Vessel – Intermediate Support Vessel


Speed – 35-40 Knots – 25 Knots


No of Crew – Around 20 persons Including crew – Around 34 persons including crew



Stay at Sea – 4-5 hours – 7 days


Capacity to go high sea – 5 nautical miles – 200 nautical miles
 

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Maharashtra police to get patrol boats with 200-mile range
Maharashtra police will become the only civilian force in the
have intermediate support vessels (ISVs) that are capable of
travelling up to 200 nautical miles into the sea and stay in
water for seven days at a stretch.

"The state home department has sanctioned Rs 34 crore to take
the vessels on a five-year lease from a foreign country," a
senior police officer said.

A senior official from the home department confirmed the development
and said that the ISVs are equivalent to some of the vessels
owned by navies in different parts of the world.

Maharashtra has a 720km coast apart from 842km creek area,
making it vulnerable to threats from anti-national elements
and the ISVs will boost coastal security in a big way.

A few months ago, the DGP's office, citing the limitations
of the existing Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), had sent a
proposal for four ISVs.

The DGP closely followed up the demand, which was accepted
by the home department. A senior officer from the DGP's office
said that the 26/11 Mumbai attack was an eye opener for all of us.
The latest move is aimed at plugging the security gaps in
in the vast coastline, as guarding it continues to be a challenge for the state police.

"The existing FPVs have the capacity to carry 20 people,
including crew, but the ISVs can carry a total of 34 people.
The FPVs cannot be taken for more than five nautical miles
into the sea. Moreover, the ISVs are meet international
standards as defined during the Safety of Life at Sea convention said the officer.

The process of acquisition has begun. The vessels will not
only help the state police prevent the entry of ghost vessel
into the Indian territory but also help in keeping a check
illegal activities in the deep sea.
 

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J&K Police To Get Pepper Ball Launching Guns, Remotely Operated Vehicles
The Jammu and Kashmir police will procure pepper ball launching guns (PBLGs) and remotely operated vehicles (RoVs) to deal with the law and order situation in Kashmir Valley, an official said.

The Jammu and Kashmir police will procure pepper ball launching guns (PBLGs) and remotely operated vehicles (RoVs) to deal with the law and order situation in Kashmir Valley, an official said.


The state police recently floated tenders for purchasing 50 PBLGs and two RoVs with water jet disruptors and weapon mounts for their use in the security situation.


"Tenders have been invited from manufacturers or their authorised dealers for the supply of pepper ball launchers and remotely operated vehicles," Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police, Mubassir Latifi said.


According to the specification, the PBLGs must be capable of launching a pepper-filled projectile at a particular distance to do room intervention, mob dispersal and must be less lethal in nature.

The pepper ball launching guns should also have PAVA rounds along with with hopper magazines, High Pressure Air (HPA)cylinders and under barrel source of power, it said.
These must be .68 caliber launchers and powered by the high pressure of air at the rate of 3,000 psi with the ability to fire six pepper balls per second.


PAVA stands for Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide, also called Nonivamide. It is an organic compound found in natural chilli pepper.


On the Scoville scale (measures pungency of peppers and chilies), PAVA is categorised as "above peak", meaning it will "severely irritate and paralyse" humans, but the irritation and paralysis will remain "temporary" in nature.
According to the specification of RoVs, they must be cable of carrying out Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EoD) surveillance inside aircraft, trains, buildings, installations and bus stands, the official added.

Earlier on Friday, in a joint press brief by Chinar Corps Commander Lt General KJS Dhillon and J&K DGP Dilbag Singh in Srinagar they revealed that they had intelligence inputs that there were attempts of attacks on Amarnath Yatra by Pakistan and that they had recovered IEDs and US made Sniper rifle in the route of the Amarnath Yatra.


Speaking in the press conference, Lt General KJS Dhillon said that Pakistan Army landmine has been recovered from one of the caches of terrorists. He added that it clearly indicates that Pakistan Army is involved in terrorism in Kashmir and declared that it will not be tolerated. IG CRPF Zulfiqar Hasan added on same lines,


"Amarnath Yatra has seen the unprecedented turnout and in spite of many threats it has been peaceful, there have been serious attempts to disrupt the yatra but it has been unsuccessful due to the hard work of security personnel, use of technology and cooperation of people."
 

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Odisha Police SOG Commandos marching during R-Day Parade Sig Sauer 553/552 SB with B&T Quad Rail Handguard

Brugger & Thomet Mp9 SMG Chattisgarh Police STF. About 10 forces are using this CQB weapon in India. Compact design , high accuracy & high rate of fire makes it an ideal weapon to engage targets upto 200 Meters. #ChattisgarhPolice #Mp9

Mizoram Police Commando Brugger & Thomet Mp9 SMG attached with Zeiss RSA-S Sight

Odisha Police SOG Commando Brugger & Thomet Mp9

Special Operations Group ( SOG ) of Odisha Police Armed with SIG 553 SOW/LB with Trijicon ACOG sight , B&T Mp9 Suppressed with Trijicon MRO sight & HK Mp5 N
 

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