PUNJAB CM HAILS NEWLY-TRAINED SOG COMMANDOS AS CRITICAL FOR COUNTERING NON-CONVENTIONAL TERROR
The Voice of Chandigarh News | Photos By T S Bedi
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh hailed the newly-trained SOG Commandos as a critical engine to boost the state’s preparedness in countering terror in the transformed scenario, which had made the earlier SWAT irrelevant, and promised his government’s full support to further strengthen the new unit.
Interacting with the trainee Special Operations Group (SOG) commandos at the Commando Training Centre here, the Chief Minister said the use of non-conventional means of warfare by terrorists and militants had necessitated the transformation of the state’s counter-terror apparatus.
The Chief Minister was interacting with the trainee SOG commandos after witnessing various drills performed by them to showcase their capabilities and preparedness. A total of 186 commandos (158 trainees and 17 instructors) participated in the drills, which included physical fitness, firing skills, field tactics, Rappelling and Slithering techniques, Jummaring, Storming and Building Intervention. The instructors included elite trainers from the Indian Army, Para Special Forces, CPOs and NSG, inducted into the Punjab Police as a special case.