J&K Police to Get High-tech Security Equipment to Tackle Terror

Jammu: To arm the police in Jammu and Kashmir with state-of-the-art means to combat terrorism, the government will procure high-tech security equipment such as liquid explosive detectors, intrusion detection systems and ground penetrating radars among others.

“It is our effort to arm police with latest security equipment (against the terrorism and ensuring safety and security),” Special Director General of Police (law and Order), S P Vaid told PTI.

Jammu and Kashmir Police has been procuring high tech and latest security appliances based on state-of-the-art technologies as a security measure against terror attacks, landmines and IED attacks by terrorists.

In this regard, J&K Police headquarters has floated e-tenders for supply and procurement of such items from original manufacturers, Assistant Inspector General, (Provision-Transport) PHQ, Sheikh Junaid Mehmood said.

Police will be procuring liquid explosive detectors (LEDs), intrusion detection systems (IDS), ground penetrating radars (GPRs), bomb inhibitors (BIs), boom barriers, foldable multi-zone DFMD fitted with cameras, RFID-based vehicle access control systems and flood lights.

Vaid said that the effort of the police force is to upgrade the use of technology in security activities.

“We want latest technical security things in the market,” he said.

According to the AIG, the LEDs should detect the presence of 15 types of hazardous liquids or gel and distinguish from benign liquids.

“It should detect the presence of hazardous liquids or gels regardless of container shape and size. It should also detect the need to open the bottle or liquid container,” Mehmood said.

The LEDs should operate in extreme weather conditions such as -20 degrees to 50 degrees Celsius. Quick scan-detection should also be be done in less than 10 seconds and depth can-detection in less than 2 minutes, he said.

The three heavily-armed militants killed by BSF in Samba district had infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir on November 29 to carry out a number of attacks by blowing up trains and tracks with chained IEDs and hard to detect liquid explosives.

Top BSF officials said the trio was carrying five bottles of liquid explosive — trinitroglycerin.

“Militants had infiltrated to carry out big incidents. Their design was to blow up rail tracks and trains here as we have recovered chained IEDs and liquid explosives of trinitroglycerin,” BSF Additional Director General and Special DG (Western Command) Arun Kumar had revealed then.

Referring to ground penetrating radar system in the document, Mehmood said it should be capable to detect metallic and non metallic threats like IEDs, pressure plates and mines (anti-personnel and anti-vehicle) among others.

It should have automatic target recognition feature and should be hand-held GRP system, he said.

These steps have been taken in the wake of increased terror attacks, IED and landmine attacks.

IDS should comprise of dual zone energisers power supply with battery backup and lightening diverters and earth spikes.

As far boom barrier is concerned, it should have anti-crash safety mechanism to suspend the motion of the barrier when met with obstruction (attack), the AIG said.

The bomb inhibitors should contain the bomb effect of minimum 1.5 kg of RDX and TNT, the AIG said adding that it should be a portable carrier for two security men.

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