Last Monday, Baljit Singh, a fearless Punjab cop challenged three terrorists who had entered the police headquarters in Gurdaspur to turn out and face him man to man. Inside of minutes, Mr Singh was dead.
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He took a bullet to the head. He was wearing neither a head protector nor an Indian Army advancement called the impenetrable patka, that gives Sikh men restricted security from gunfire.
Mr Singh’s mettle, or so far as that is concerned, the boldness of the Punjab policemen around him can’t detract from the way that guts alone can’t overcome very prepared terrorists equipped to the gills.
Somewhere else, some policemen of the Punjab police wearing neither protective caps not projectile verification vests connected with the terrorists with primitive Self-Loading Rifles (SLRs), which was no match for the capability of the foe’s AK-47s. A short separation away, husky cops of the police power climbed and down a rooftop tossing explosives at the terrorists and after that kept running for their lives before the projectiles blasted.
At the point when the Punjab Police’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) groups arrived, they were seen racing to take up positions wearing their knee cushions. They had not worn either their protective caps or their bullet proof coats.
14 years after the 2001 assault on Parliament, little appears to have changed for the policemen on the ground. In those days, some policemen had a go at drawing in the vigorously equipped terrorists who assaulted Parliament with guns. Amid the 26/11 Mumbai fear assaults in 2008, some gutsy cops confronting any semblance of Kasab had just their lathis. Some had primitive Lee-Enfield .
303 rifles. Not very many had slug confirmation coats and nobody had caps other than cricket helmets which have by one means or another get to be standard issue for police drives the nation over.