Archive for the 'India' Category

INDIA – Delhi police imports stun guns to stop errant bikers (2013-10-26)

Posted on October 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Following the accidental deaths while trying to control stunt bikers a few months back, Delhi police, following Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab police, are asking for tasers. Delhi police has ordered half dozen stun guns from the USA especially to control bikers in New Delhi district. In a cavalier way, police officials […]

INDIA – “Girls, here’s how you can fight that pervert” (2013-08-25)

Posted on August 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER International has long presented its stun-guns as “self-defense” weapons, particularly for women, In the context of prevention of violence against women in India there is more urgency to helping women defend themselves. High among the tools: tasers – NOTE: generic tasers, almost certainly – are proposed to incapacitate the attacker […]

INDIA – Taser stun guns enter NSG’s VIP security arsenal (2013-02-08)

Posted on February 8 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The Indian National Security Guard has procured several tasers potentially for use against protesters attempting to slap or throw ink or shoes at major politicians – with the aim of avoiding use of lethal weapons.]] Indian Express, by VijaitaSingh Protesters attempting to slap or throw ink or shoes at major politicians […]

INDIA – Taser stun guns enter National Security Guards’s VIP security arsenal (2013-02-08)

Posted on February 8 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: Tasers are being introduced to protect senior politicians – apparently to ne used against protesters attempting to slap or throw ink or shoes at major politicians, «This is something that immobilises the body for a few minutes, giving us time to react,” we are told, as if the taser were not an […]

INDIA – National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to adopt Taser tech to immobilize problem tiger (2013-02-06)

Posted on February 6 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: Tasers to protect tigers – by tasering them? – Forestry officials in the areas prone to “man-animal conflict” are to be provided with Taser pistols – and pump guns – to immobilize tigers when they stray into populated zones, because of diminishing prey in their habitats. No monetion of potential danger to […]

INDIA – In the wake of Delhi gang rape, women in city equip themselves with stun guns (2012-12-21)

Posted on December 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In the aftermath of the horrific gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student in Delhi , purchasing pepper sprays, stun guns – although tasers are hard to obtain – and joining self-defence classes are being recommended for women’s self-defense, if we are to believe this article.]] Times of India, by Jui Mukherjee HYDERABAD: […]

INDIA – Women employees could be provided with taser, pepper spray: govt (2012-09-11)

Posted on September 11 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : TASER Inc has long marketed its ‘personal tasers’ for women’s self-protection … The Maharashtra government today proposed a set of guidelines to ensure safety of women who work late night and commute alone, which includes a recommendation that women be given personal self-defense gadgets such as tasers and pepper spray by […]

INDIA – Forest dept may acquire stun guns to subdue straying wild animals (2012-08-09)

Posted on August 9 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Tasers and wild animal control. Citing the US Marshals Service using this electroshock weapons in law-enforcement operations these stun guns may soon become part of Kerala forest department’s armoury, and may be used to scare away wild animals. Animal rights activists are far from convinced, however. In what is patently untrue, […]

INDIA – Kingdom of Sloth – Jittery over Right to Information Act, babus slip into deep freeze [National Securty Guard to receive tasers] (2011-11-12)

Posted on November 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: This is a long article covering issues.of which only one paragraph is relevant to tasers:  the National Security Guard responsible for anti-terrorism but also active in the Kashmir, where rioting is frequent.  is to receive new tasers … The paragraph is immediately below, the whole article underneath.]] (New Delhi) India Today, by Dhiraj […]

INDIA – Coimbatori (south-west India): Modernisation of city police force on the anvil [proposal to procure tasers] (2011-09-24)

Posted on September 24 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Modern weaponry, including taser  will be of immense help in dispersing violentand unruly  mobs without loss of lives or causing injury, says City Police Commissioner Amaresh Pujari. The city police are working on a proposal to procure laser guns and Taser guns that will give a jerk to a member of an unlawful […]

INDIA – Meet the World’s Largest Weapons Importer [the shopping list including tasers]” (2011-05-28)

Posted on May 28 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Excerpts from a long article which describes how India is becoming a major purchaser of arms of all kinds – including for internal security and including tasers – for crowd control in the North and North-East where protests have intensified over the last four years]] CounterPunch, by YASMIN QURESHI India is today […]

INDIA – Gangtok, Sikkim province: proposal to purchase taser guns (2011-03-09)

Posted on March 9 2011 by admin

[[summary / comments: Gangtok is the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. “The cabinet approval and sanctioned the proposal seeking approval and sanction of Rs.22.89 lakhs for purchase of Taser Guns with Cartridges under the scheme for Modernization of State Police Forces (100% CSS) during the current financial year..”]] HOME DEPARTMENT […]

INDIA – To avoid deaths, injuries, police to buy Taser guns (2010-10-04)

Posted on October 4 2010 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: How useful are tasers for controling rioters? The Uttar Pradesh Police are in the process of acquiring controversial electroshock pistols and shotguns — commonly known as Taser guns — to avoid injuries and loss of life while tackling riots and other law and order situations. How dangerous are tasers? A TASER spokesperson […]

INDIA – To avoid deaths, injuries, Uttar Pradesh police to buy Taser guns (2010-10-02)

Posted on October 4 2010 by admin

The Uttar Pradesh Police are in the process of acquiring controversial electroshock pistols and shotguns — commonly known as Taser guns — to avoid injuries and loss of life while tackling riots and other law and order situations.

INDIA – Stone-pelting protesters could soon be in for a shock (2010-09-27)

Posted on September 27 2010 by admin

27/09/2010 Stone-pelting protesters could soon be in for a shock New Delhi: It may prove a major step towards ending the use of lethal force against protesters by the police. Or it could be, in the worlds of Amnesty International, “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, which is absolutely prohibited under international law”. Stone-pelting protesters could […]

INDIA – Police forces from several states, including J&K, are evaluating the non-lethal Taser to help quell civil unrest (2010-09-26)

Posted on September 26 2010 by admin

by Ajai Shukla, Business Standard… Agitating protestors are in for a shock Police forces from several states, including J&K, are evaluating the non-lethal Taser to help quell civil unrest. It may prove a major step towards ending the use of lethal force against protestors by the police. Or it could be, in the worlds of […]

INDIA – Indian branch of Taser International, shows some of the company’s products at the security conference held earlier this month in New Delhi (2010-09-18)

Posted on September 19 2010 by admin

Washington Post Foreign Service, By Rama Lakshmi As India eyes domestic security, U.S. firms vie for its business Paramjit Singh, head of the Indian branch of Taser International, shows some of the company’s products at the security conference held earlier this month in New Delhi. NEW DELHI – At a sprawling exhibition hall in the […]

INDIA – As India eyes domestic security, U.S. firms vie for its business (2010-09-19)

Posted on September 18 2010 by admin

Washington Post Foreign Service, By Rama Lakshmi Paramjit Singh, head of the Indian branch of Taser International, shows some of the company’s products at the security conference held earlier this month in New Delhi. (Rama Lakshmi) NEW DELHI – At a sprawling exhibition hall in the capital, Indian military officers browsed displays of modern surveillance […]

INDIA – Jammu and Kashmir gets TASER guns to ‘shock’ protesters (2010-09-08)

Posted on September 8 2010 by admin

The Jammu and Kashmir police has procured TASER guns to quell protests in Valley. Reliable sources told Greater Kashmir that police procured around 50 TASERs from the US based gun making firm. Police said it would be used to nab protesters by “putting them to shock”..

INDIA – Tasers being considered for stone pelters in Jamu & Kashmir Valley (2008-08-28)

Posted on August 28 2010 by admin

New Delhi government taskforce is considering tasers as an option in the non-lethal means of crowd control in Jammu and Kashmir , also water cannons, non-conventional pepper balls, chilli grenades. t is only after assessing efficacy of the aforesaid tools in controlling riotous mobs without causing any grievous hurt, that the Centre will consider recommending them for use by the state police and Central forces in J&K.