The specialized unit was formed to tackle counter-hijacking and counter-insurgency operations like terrorist attacks. SPOT, which has 36 members, is a batch of commandos trained by expert trainers from the BSF, CISF, ITBP and other paramilitary forces.
Additional Police Director General, Law and Order Prashant Kumar said the police were following instructions from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to raise an elite female commando force.
“The idea of setting up an all-female wing was based on an increasing representation of women in the workplace and their deployment in sensitive places. Therefore, carrying out rescue operations and tackling female troublemakers becomes easier,” Kumar said.
Kumar also said that SPOT’s female commandos are trained to handle all kinds of equipment and weapons.
“They have completed their training in Krav Maga, an Israeli bare-handed fighting technique, as well as training by Korean trainers and martial arts. They are training with NSG, BSF and ITBP,” the ADG said.
Emphasis is also placed on equipping our counter-terrorism forces with new electronic gadgets, the latest weaponry and analytical tools for overseas training.
Recently, UP CM Yogi Adityanath had said that the ATS should also train with the best in the world and that “we are making proposals for regular training modules with the US Corps, Scotland Yard and Israeli counter-terrorism units “.
For the first time, the process of establishing three all-female battalions had also begun in the state.
ADG Kumar also said that a dog squad, a bomb disposal squad and a wireless trapping unit will also be part of the female commando unit.