Force one exhibits skills at parade to mark 26/11 anniv

Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 23:40

Mumbai: Marking the first anniversary of
the 26/11 terror attacks, Mumbai police today held a parade
here and paid homage to those killed in the audacious strikes.

Maharashtra`s counter terror unit, Force One, and
Quick Response Teams (QRT) were among various units of the
police force which participated in the parade that began from
the Nariman Point area, which is just a stone`s throw away
from south Mumbai`s Trident hotel, one of the places attacked
by the terrorists last year.

People also lit candles expressing their solidarity
with martyrs and victims of the terror strikes.

The Force One commandos exhibited their counter terror
skills by moving from multi-storeyed Trident hotel to
adjoining Air India building with the help of ropes.

Advanced and bulletproof armoured Anti-Terror vehicles
Rakshan and Marksman, Combat and Rapid Intervention vans and
new weaponry including AK-47s, Sub-machine guns, grenade
launchers, Colt M4 Flat-top carbines (5.56 mm), MP5 tactical
machine pistols and Barret M8 A1 long-range rifles procured
post 26/11 strikes were also displayed during the parade.

Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, Deputy Chief Minister
Chhagan Bhujbal, Home Minister R R Patil, Mayor Shubha Raul,
Director General of Police A N Roy and Mumbai Police
Commissioner D Sivanandhan were present at the event.

The parade ended at Girguam-Chowpatty, 3.5 km from the
beginning point.


First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 23:40

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