UP to equip Special Force with modern weaponsUP CM Yogi Adityanath

Virendra Singh Rawat

The Yogi Adityanath government 2.0 will equip the Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force (UPSSF) with state-of-the-art weaponry.

The state has granted administrative and financial approval of more than Rs 23 crore for this purpose.

The money will be utilised to procure modern firearms, including semi-automatic pistols, submachine guns, assault rifles and other necessary security gear for the UPSSF.

It has been mandated that such weapons and equipment must be procured by the end of this month.

According to the state government, the funds will be utilised to procure 465 automatic pistols, 1113 submachine guns, 330 assault rifles, 500 BR jackets, 500 BR helmets, 1714 polycarbonate shields and 2025 polycarbonate batons.

Established in September 2020, the UPSSF was tasked with safeguarding state courts, prominent religious sites and key establishments.

The UP government recently decided to establish the 6th UPSSF battalion in Ayodhya.

Five battalions were formed in June 2021, stationed in Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Mathura, and Saharanpur. Additionally, the inaugural battalion of the UPSSF is deployed at the Lucknow Metro.

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