In the run up to G-20 Summit preparations, the Delhi Police on Tuesday said it has imparted ‘Helicopter slithering operation’ training’ to its newly recruited commandos.
“This kind of Helicopter-based training is the first of its kind effort by Delhi Police to train its commandos. The slithering training was given to 55 male, 25 female and 15 SWAT commandos. The exercise was conducted by using MI-17 Helicopters assisted by BSF at the ground of Delhi Police Academy, Jharoda Kalan, Delhi,” the police said in a statement.
Sanjay Arora, Commissioner of Police, Mukesh Kumar Meena, Special Commissioner of Police, Training, Vijay Singh, Director/DPA, Uma Shankar Deputy Director, Training, DPA, Ashok Kumar Bishnoi, Deputy Director, Administration. DPA, and other officers of Delhi Police were also present during this exercise. “Slithering from a helicopter is a risky procedure, not only for the pilot, but also for the person slithering down from an airborne helicopter. It is dangerous and tough as compared to the slithering exercise from a building or a tree,” it said.
For this training session, a makeshift helipad was prepared on the ground of Delhi Police Academy, Jharoda Kalan.