With terrorist organisations blooming outside the Indian borders and fringe elements inside, ensuring the safety of our leaders is one of the biggest challenges for security agencies.
A Quora user out of curiosity asked fellow quorans if breaching Modi’s security and assassinating the Prime Minister was possible.
This question was perfectly answered by another user who imagined himself as a hitman hired to assassinate the Indian Prime Minister.
I’ll brief you about the potential locations for assassination.
PM of India flies in the highly customized aircraft with the call-name of the ‘Air India One’. A Boeing 747 and few other smaller aircrafts managed by the IAF serve to protect the Passenger One in the skies. They are equiped with state of the art navigation system, in air refuling, heavy shielding and radar warning receivers. It can also shoot chaff and flares to deviate radar guided and heat-seeking missiles off-course along with other classified security tools. It has been made and modified to survive biological, chemical as well as a nuclear attack.
The PM of India travels in his tank of BMW (7 series). The vehicle, is believed to be able to secure the occupants from landmine blasts to Kalashnikov’s bullets. It can run for kilometers even on flat tyres and are fitted with advance heat sensors to ward off missiles and bombs. While the fuel tanks are made such that they don’t explode during an attack, its cabin also turns into a gas-proofchamber and ensures oxygen supply to secure the occupant in cases of gas attacks. They are also believed to defend the occupant against chemical and biological attacks
PM on foot is generally surrounded by the highly trained commandos called the SPGs (Special Protection Group). They are generally armed with FN F2000 Assault Rifles and Glock 17 Pistols (hidden in their suits) and are well connected with the rest of the security detail, through a myriad of communication devices. These are hand-picked defence personnel that are trained to be alert all the time and be prepared to act as a human shield during a threat. They even test the PM’s food and water and secure the visiting area well before hand.
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