Naga cop tops in Armourer Grade A course
Dimapur, Aug. 4 (EMN): A Naga police personnel from Wokha District Executive Force (DEF) has topped the ‘Armourer Grade A’ course, which was recently conducted by the Indian army in Secunderabad, Telangana.
A Naga police personnel, Phyoben Kikon, secured a gold medal besides topping the ‘Armourer Grade A’ course.
Speaking to Eastern Mirror, Kikon informed that eight police personnel from Nagaland Police took part in the one-year armourer course, which began on July 1, 2019, and concluded on August 1, 2020.
He said that the training course was about repairing and replacement of defective weapons; adjustment of arms; and how to make weapons with metal. They were taught on the history and invention of artillery during the training sessions. Further, they were imparted training on authorisation and restriction of weapons and handling.
Kikon informed that the grading system was from A to H. He added that out of the eight police personnel from Nagaland, four were trained in repair and adjustment while the other four were trained in different courses.
Kikon shared that he reached Dimapur on August 2 and is currently staying at a paid quarantine centre. After the completion of the quarantine period, he will join his duty, he added.
Nagaland Police, on Sunday, took to Twitter to congratulate Kikon for topping the course and making it proud. “DGP and all ranks congratulate him. Appropriate reward will be given to him,” it wrote.
When the news broke out, Nagaland Police had assured him reward. Unconfirmed sources stated that he might be given a promotion.
Nagaland Director General of Police (DGP), T John Longkumer, told this newspaper on Tuesday that a ‘reward’ would be given to Kikon. However, the authorities are yet to decide on the kind of reward for Kikon.
‘We have to look into the work and decision will be taken accordingly,’ the police chief said.