by Vishwa Mohan
As part of its counter-terrorism cooperation with India, the USA has offered to train 24 Indian police officers to effectively investigate explosions and terrorist crimes scenes at Moyock, North Carolina during July-August this year.
The training course will include a final practical exercise that will require participants to apply the skills acquired during the training to "an actual explosive incident scene and determine the perpetrators in the scenario provided."
"Though the US had offered such course in the past as well and many Indian officers could avail this opportunity to learn skills of investigation, the upcoming module of training will be more comprehensive. It will allow Indian investigators to learn post blast investigation techniques using sophisticated tools", said a home ministry official.
New Delhi would soon send the list of officers (in the ranks of inspector to SP) to Washington through the ministry of external affairs. US department of state will bear the cost of the training program.
Source: The Times of india