Pune police on a pilot basis introduced a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), recently on 9th October 2018.
The Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is named as 'DAKSH' to help in detection and disposal of bombs.
The ROV 'DAKSH', will be with the city police for the next six months and it will be used by the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS), Police Commissioner K Venkatesham said.
The ROV 'DAKSH', has been developed at the DRDO's Research and Development Establishment (Engineers), Pune.
The ROV 'DAKSH', has a capability of climbing stairs as well as negotiating cross-country terrain and has an onboard shotgun for blasting through door locks and breaking the windshield to handle likely car bombs.
The ROV 'DAKSH', an electrically-powered machine is also capable of towing a suspected vehicle away from a crowded area.