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JK police gets corner shot pistols among new weapons, training started

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Armed forces personnel patrol in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Zainab]

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have for the first time inducted three state-of-the-art weapon systems, including Made-in-India Zen Shoot Edge corner shot pistol, to strengthen its arsenal.

Policemen are undergoing training with the newly inducted Tavor X-95 and MP-5 rifles and the Zen Shoot Edge pistol, officials told PTI, adding the corner shot pistol facilitates shooting around corners and over the top of walls without exposing the user.

The corner shot weapon is mounted with a high-resolution low-light infrared camera, infrared illumination, a red dot laser and a tactical torch. “There was a dearth of such weapons in the force,” SSP Kulbir Singh told the news agency. He said it was necessary to modernise the force’s arsenal to meet and combat greater security and counter-terrorism challenges.

“With these weapons… the efficiency and accuracy is very high and pinpoint. You can achieve your target within a few shots,” the SSP said.

The officials said training on these weapon systems has started for police personnel in some districts and weapons are being provided to the force in all districts and battalions. “These will be provided to all districts of the force,” the SSP said.

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