3D models of vital buildings to help in anti-terror operations

Using these models, the academy will give specialised training to officers and commandos for a counter-attack, in a scenario where any of these buildings come under siege.

"The idea is that if you know about the interiors of any location (building) which is under threat, the officers can be given a 3D briefing before launching the counter-attack. We have learnt from the 26/11 Taj Hotel attack and tried to put in a system of briefing officers and commandos in a 3D format before getting into action," Academy Director Rajiv Mathur said.

The Academy will build a digital library with 3D images as well as photographs and maps of important installations, including its own campus at Shivrampally here, he told reporters here.

"We are trying to create a 3D atmosphere and put the officers through simulation tests as part of the tactical training. While we have acquired some latest weapons, we are also acquiring a series of other weapons for providing comprehensive training under the 'Special Tactics Wing'. So far, training in special weapons has been imparted to 709 police officers besides 200 personnel from BSF and CRPF," Mathur said.

An additional 400 acres of land was being acquired at Ibrahimpatnam on the outskirts of Hyderabad for imparting "aggressive and defencive" training in special tactics, he said.

"The Union Home Ministry has given us the green signal for setting up the Special Tactics Wing on the acquired land. Grenade firing and jungle warfare will form a part of the training," he added.

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