India's First 'Police Drone Unit' Launched in Chennai for Enhanced Aerial Surveillance and Quick Detection of Criminal Activities

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Police-Drone-UnitThe Greater Chennai City Police (GCP) has introduced the groundbreaking 'Police Drone Unit' to bolster aerial surveillance capabilities and expedite the identification of criminal activities. 

An Overview of the News

  • The initiative, which involves an investment of approximately Rs 3.6 crore, was inaugurated by the outgoing Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) C Sylendra Babu, in the presence of Chennai Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal at Besant Avenue, Adyar.

Purpose and Benefits of the Police Drone Unit:

  • Aims to enhance aerial surveillance over vast areas for improved law enforcement.

  • Enables quick detection and response to criminal activities.

  • Provides an additional tool to monitor and secure large areas efficiently.

  • Assists in identifying potential threats and monitoring crowd gatherings.

  • Aids in traffic management and control.

Inauguration and Personnel Present:

  • The launch event was attended by the outgoing Tamil Nadu DGP and Chennai Police Commissioner.

  • The inauguration took place at Besant Avenue, Adyar.

Drone Categories and Capabilities:

  • Quick Response Surveillance Drones (6): Designed for swift deployment and real-time monitoring.

  • Heavy Lift Multirotor Drone (1): Capable of carrying heavier payloads for specialized operations.

  • Long Range Survey Wing Place (2): Enables extended-range surveillance and reconnaissance.

  • All drones are equipped with advanced surveillance technology and built-in artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

  • Operable from a ground station, with an operational range of 5-10 km.

About Tamil Nadu

  • The state was formed on 26 January 1950 but its boundaries were redrawn on 14 January 1969.

  • It is situated at the mouth of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.

  • Tamil Nadu is the largest producer of bananas and flowers, second largest producer of mangoes, rubber, groundnut, coconut and third largest producer of coffee.

Governor - Ravindra Narayan Ravi

Chief Minister - MK Stalin

Assembly seats - 235 seats

Rajya Sabha seats - 18

Lok Sabha seats - 39

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