The Chandigarh Police might consider buying some of the high-tech gadgets shown by the National Security Guard (NSG) commandos during the ongoing exercise-cum- training programme. The programme,being held at various locations in the city,is focused on training the Chandigarh Police to handle a terror attack.
One of the gadgets ‘Throw ball’ has an inbuilt camera. A commando can throw the ball into a room where he suspects the presence of a terrorist. The ball,once stationary, would start clicking photographs and notify commandoes of the presence of any suspicious object or person.
Another gadget looks like a small toy shaped like a chopper with a four-blade propeller and armed with a spy camera. It is a remote controlled instrument which can be used for identifying suspicious activities at a higher level.
The NSG commandos also showed their counterparts in the Chandigarh Police a remote-controlled tiny robot capable of climbing buildings and defusing bombs.
The exercise-cum-training programme has been taking place at Taj hotel,Hyatt hotel,Elante Mall and the Infosys building. The reason these places have been chosen is because they have a higher probability of suffering a terror attack. Generally,terrorists choose such places as an attack on them weakens the economy of the city, said a senior police officer.
According to sources in the police department,the NSG had approached the Chandigarh Police for training its personnel as part of their annual programme.