The Army’s Western Command will train SWAT commandos of the Punjab Police in its ‘Ghatak’ platoon level course in order to hone the capabilities of the police personnel in anti-terror operations.
A meeting was held between M K Tiwari, ADGP HRD Punjab and Maj Gen M P Singh, in-charge (Training), Western Command, following which the Western Command has offered to train Punjab Police personnel at its facilities in Jalandhar, Pathankot, Zirakpur and Nahan.
A two-week training programme is being considered for nearly 20 young police officers for strengthening the SWAT team. Similarly, some officials will undertake the “GHATAK” Anti Terrorist Operations Training Course. The army has also agreed to help enhance the expertise of the Punjab Police in handling IEDs, anti-sabotage and bomb disposal techniques.