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