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US gives Counter-Terror Equipment to Mumbai Police
Apr 05, 2014

The Mumbai Police received counter-terror equipments from the United States. The equipments worth $3,00,000, which include explosive ordnance disposal suits, specially designed helmets, disruptors and scanners, was handed over to the Mumbai Police by outgoing US Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD-9) bomb suit and helmet have been designed with direct input from bomb disposal technicians to provide the highest degree of modular protection and operational flexibility. The helmet offers protection against fragments with velocities of over 683 metre per second, is made of high-strength fibre and weighs only 3.6 kg with visor. The ergonomic design allows easy movement and good visibility without strain.

She said the relationship between the US and India, which are the two oldest and the largest democracies in the world, was very strategic. Our two nations are committed to fighting terrorism and working to make life safe for all. 

Since the first anti-terrorist assistance programme course in 1995, the US State Department has partnered with the Government of India in delivering 113 courses to the Indian Police, and more than 2,000 officers have received training. The success of the programme in India can be attributed to the efforts of the Indian government and the US State Department working collaboratively to identify the critical needs to enhance police capabilities in the fight against terrorism.

Since the tenure of Nancy Powell in India, the U.S. has contributed approximately $10 million in training and equipment through the anti-terrorist assistance programme. 

 


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