A Month in a Pakistani Military's Infantry Battalion to learn ANTI-TERRORIST procedures!
Following are 28 steps to take terrorists down. I had taken a whole film role to film the final demonstration which was witnessed by our divisional commander (a Major General). I could not be a part of the final demonstration because our course conducting officer sorted me out. Unfortunately, the negatives of the taken shots stayed with our course senior and I could never get them back while the photo prints went to an intelligence official here who is a friend of our uncle and unfortunately they were lost as that head quarters was attacked by suicidal bombers and the building was destroyed. He survived the blast but the photographs were lost. Luckily, I had my own comments on the backs of the photographs copied once which I am posting here for any of my artist friends to paint any sketches to help future soldiers countering terrorists, as follows: ANTI-TERRORISM 1. Following 5 parties ready for the demonstration. a. Firing Squad. b. Static Piquet. c. Room search (for hostage rescue). d. VIP Protection (on foot). e. VIP Protection (mobile). 2. Same 5 parties ready for demonstration. Firing Squad 3. Firing squad displays the art of rolling over their backs and firing. 4. Rolling over the back and firing while standing. 5. Rolling over the back and firing while lying down. Static Piquet 6. Establishing a piquet and searching a vehicle. 7. Suspected vehicles and riders being searched out. Room Search (For Hostage Rescue) 8. Room searching for rescue of a hostage. 9. 2 terrorists have been shot. The hostage will be taken out. 10. Hostage being taken out. 11. Hostage is out of the room accompanied by 2 party members. 12. Armed party members leave the room one by one. 13. The armed party members remain alert and watch for any ‘bullet’ coming from the building which they are leaving. The rescued hostage is made to stay low in position to avoid that. 14. The hostage is inspected for any injuries etc. VIP Protection (On Foot) 15. VIP protection provided by 6 personnel. Following is the lay out: (1) Front Man (2) Left Protection [VIP] (3) Right Protection (4) Rear Man (5) Tail Man (6) Extra Man 16. The lay out becomes clear. All the 6 men with the VIP surrounded by them. 17. The 4 personnel in close cordon with the VIP take the VIP to the safe place after a terrorist sniper’s fire. The tail man and the extra man aim in the direction of fire. 18. The front man and the rear man in support of the tail man and the extra man after the right protection and the left protection have saved the VIP behind a safe point away from the sniper’s fire. 19. One of the extra man and the tail man will escape the scene of fire one by one. Here one from the two has joined the front man and the rear man. 20. Last man of the 6 member squad escapes the scene. 21. Joining the rest of the comrades one by one. 22. Last of the 6 member squad joins his comrades. 23. A hand grenade has been thrown on the VIP. One of the 6 personnel either throws the grenade away or lays on it before it explodes. Rest of the personnel take the VIP to a safe place or simply cover him. 24. After the grenade explosion, threat from small arms is still inevitable. So, 2 personnel shall take care of the hiding terrorist sniper while 3 personnel shall refuge (evacuate) the VIP to a safe place. One is already a casualty with the exploded grenade. VIP Protection (Mobile) 25. VIPs vehicle is being provided mobile protection (e.g., in a motorcade). 26. As the VIPs vehicle is being attacked, personnel are on the move of firing back after rolling on their backs. They roll on their backs for they want to minimize their bodies. 27. The 2 protecting personnel keep on the alert and ready to fire back till till assessment of the direction of danger, rolling on their backs, taking positions and firing back. 28. The vehicle is supposedly destroyed. The VIP is hurriedly evacuated in the protective vehicle.