He does not have long hair any more. Neither does he wear a black or white robe over his torso. Neither does he need to be in direct contact with you to cause you damage. He dresses like you, eats and sleeps in places within your vicinity and can remote detonate a bomb from several yards away under the guise of relative safety to hurt and kill you and your loved ones.
This is the latest caricature of the modern day terrorist, and the hard reality is that this terrorist can easily be found at the mall that you visit, in the movie you are watching or at the railway station and airport from where you are travelling.
Terrorism has reared its ugly and dangerous head in India for several years now, however the targets are now different and the motives are more sinister…much more sinister. Earlier attacks have been carried out to prove a point like in retaliation to the demolition of the Babri Masjid and the blood thirsty riots that followed which assumed a communal colour in 1993. Today like we saw on 26/11, an attack was carried out for only one of two reasons, claiming as many lives as possible while spreading wide spread chaos and of course the much vaunted publicity and media mileage that was gained from the dastardly act. Then human life was sacrificed in the face of uncalled for revenge, today it is sacrificed purely for the purpose of generating destabilization and panic.
And it is this very panic that D.A.T.A. teaches you to overcome as you find ways to survive in its Counter Terrorism for Civilians module. But first a brief read on what D.A.T.A. is. D.A.T.A. (Della Adventure Training Academy) is India’s first private Counter terrorism training Academy for corporates & families and India’s first Military Style Finishing School for teenagers. D.A.T.A. is brought to you by designer, hotelier, entrepreneur and adventurer Jimmy Mistry of Della Adventure and Resorts fame.
The academy is designed and conceived to train civilians with the necessary self-preservation and survival skills and techniques needed to endure and survive a potentially fatal situation. D.A.T.A. imparts training modules to civilians like Counter Terrorism, Jungle Survival and Real Life Survival Techniques to equip them with the much needed survival edge in a potentially hostile situation. It also introduces for the first time in India a Finishing School for teenagers helping them to be groomed for the real world that they are about to step in to.
The Counter Terrorism program for Civilians at D.A.T.A. is administered and instructed by a team of Ex Special Ops Colonels, NSG Black Cat and Marcos Commandos and it teaches you through ways both physical but largely mental to help you survive terrorist action aimed directly at you or within your vicinity. D.A.T.A. is not a run of the mill boot camp, in fact there is almost negligible focus on the physical health of an individual undergoing training over there. The primary focus through both indoor lectures and outdoor training is on making you mentally conditioned enough for you to believe in your abilities and train your mind to never freeze under panic and pressure.
Some of the lessons that you will learn while you train in the Counter Terrorism for Civilians course at D.A.T.A. include an introduction to the genesis of terrorism, situational awareness, handling panic situations, surviving a hand grenade attack, administering first aid for a gunshot wound and how to handle active shooters. What I have listed here is however just the tip of the iceberg and should you be intrigued to know more or interested in the course be sure to visit delladata.com for all the information you need on Counter Terrorism and the academy in general.
Remember, when in a situation where survival is all that counts, the safety and security of you and your family becomes far more important than any other material comfort you may ever wish to have.