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Indian Forces Train in Israeli Krav Mega for Anti-Terror Tactics

Indian army soldiers gather on a street during a gunfight in Srinagar on August 15, 2016
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Indiatoday reports: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the first PM of India to visit Israel in seven decades with many defence deals signed, a lesser known modern martial art technique from Israel — Krav Maga — is helping the Indian armed forces in thwarting terror attacks and also in maintaining law and order.

Over three dozen personnel from different armed forces including some commando units are undergoing law enforcement training at the Krav Maga headquarters at Saket area of Delhi. The personnel are learning tactics to arrest a suspect without killing him. Also, they are learning the tactics to survive knife attacks, stick attacks, multiple attackers and using their rifles and handguns as a ‘cold weapon’.

“I brought Krav Maga to India in year 2002 after intensive training in Israel. This is the only self defence technique that is being evolved every moment and that is why it is the best,” said Vikram Kapoor, head instructor at International Ultimate Krav Maga Federation.

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