Guwahati: Indian army has been training the newly-recruited commandos of Assam Police for better capacity building and greater synergy among the security forces, said a defense spokesperson.
The 40-day training in seven locations in Assam and Meghalaya commenced on Monday.
According to the army, the training would be conducted in two phases – the basic phase and the advanced phase.
While the basic military training would help make trainees stronger both mentally and physically, the advanced training would teach tactical combat skills as well as various policing aspects related to the maintenance of law-and-order situations, the spokesperson added.
It was believed that the joint initiative would not only help in capacity building for the security forces of the state, but would also further enhance synergy to undertake joint operations between the state and armed forces.
In Assam, state police and the army have been conducting joint operations under the unified command structure.
Earlier, the state government decided to engage 34 retired army personnel as additional superintendents of police (training) for the battalions on a contractual basis to strengthen the training programmes.