SPEFL SC’s Strike Decimate Training Program Provided to Delhi Police Trainers & Recruits
30 trainers of Delhi Police trained in close combat and command control 71 female recruiters of Delhi Police trained in basic unarmed combat
New Delhi: In a bid to equip the trainers and female recruiters of Delhi Police with modern combat, command and control techniques under Skill India’s vision to create an empowered workforce, The Sports, Physical Education, Fitness and Leisure Skills Council (SPEFL SC) in close coordination with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has initiated the Strike Decimate Programme with support from their partner, Iconfida services Pvt. Ltd. Under the programme, Delhi Police’s 30 trainers have been trained in close combat and command control techniques and 71 female recruiters have been trained in basic unarmed combat. During an event today at Police Training College, Dwarka, the trainers and recruiters provided a successful demonstration of the training received by SPEFL SC and showcased the best practices adapted. The Strike Decimate Programme is a customised course on urban warfare, counter insurgency and combat programmes designed for Indian Law Enforcement and Special Military Operations.
In today’s unconventional scenario, rules of engagement in counter insurgency operations are changing regularly in urban and restrictive settings. Keeping in mind the present-day developments, different skills are built pertaining to respective job requirements in a span of 10 days with six hours training each day, accompanied with modern-day policing practices. The endeavor aims to minimise any human rights violations by the law enforcement agencies and off-duty threats to police personnel. Further, the programme provides solution to a multiplicity of armed and unarmed threats to law enforcement and military people. The curriculum under which the trainings are undertaken is a part of Qualification Pack (QP) National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) 1105. The training commenced on July 7th, 2021.
Expressing his views on the initiative, Shri S.N Mosobi, Joint Commissioner, Delhi Police, IPS said, “Combat training driven with compassion competency among police officers is the need of the hour and crucial in the view of current circumstances. With the focus of this training to teach modern combat, command and control systems with a compassionate view is an excellent initiative and an integral component of defense skills. I congratulate SPEFL for initiating this programme and it is my belief that by skilling our trainers and female recruiters, the issue of increased off-duty threats to our personnel will also be addressed; strengthening the relationship between the department and our citizens.”
Shri Tahsin Zahid, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), SPEFL SC said, “SPEFL SC is committed to enhance the capabilities of the trainers and women recruiters by equipping them with relevant skill-sets. It is an honour to collaborate with Delhi Police and instill best practices observed via compassionate point of view under the Strike Decimate Programme. I am confident that this engagement will build a congenial ecosystem and strengthen the services of the department, minimising the human rights violations.”
The certification and assessment of the trainees has been carried forward by SPEFL SC. The certificates were distributed to the trainers jointly by SPEFL SC and Delhi Police, in the august presence of Shri S.N Mosobi, Joint Commissioner, Delhi Police, IPS; Smt. Lakshmi Kanwat, Deputy Commissioner of Police; Smt. Kusum Sharma, Assistant Commissioner Police, and other senior officials from SPEFL SC.
Derived from the world’s best fighting systems, decimate programmes are highly effective close-quarters battle (CQB) system, based on natural human reflexes that neutralizes the enemy in just few seconds. The initiative trains from position of disadvantage, providing defense against fatal chokes, surprise attacks, knife, and pistols. It helps train the combatant to become dominant in seconds. Additionally, it stimulates combat stress through highly intensive interval training; enhances combat profiling skills; situational awareness, improves tactical thinking; and builds confidence. Once a person is skilled in unarmed combat, the results are reflected in all occupational specialties with improved agility.