‘Police acquiring hi-tech gadgets to fight militants’

To arm the police in Jammu and Kashmir with state-of-the-art means to combat militancy, the government will procure high-tech security equipment such as liquid explosive detectors, intrusion detection systems and ground penetrating radars among others.
‘Police acquiring hi-tech gadgets to fight militants’
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To arm the police in Jammu and Kashmir with state-of-the-art means to combat militancy, 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," Special Director General of Police (Law and Order), S P Vaid said.

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 landmine and IED attacks by militants.

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 JunaidMehmood 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 for whom tenders have been invited 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 done in less than 10 seconds and depth can-detection in less than 2 minutes, he said.

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