CHENNAI: Survival Instincts, a non-profit group that trains military, paramilitary and law enforcement agencies in medical, search and rescue combat tactics and disaster response operations, conducted a combat lifesaver programme at the Naval Headquarters, INS Adyar. The event was organised as a tribute to the martyrs of the 26/11 attacks. The tactical doctrine workshop was inaugurated by Dr Sylendra Babu IPS, Additional DGP of the Marine Commandos of the Tamil Nadu Police, and Commodore Amar K Mahadevan, Naval Officer in-charge, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. “With anti-national forces bringing the battle to our cities and streets, it’s important that every national security group, both military and paramilitary, be trained in warfare,” said Sylendra Babu. The participants got to practise protocols that are used on the battlefield by NATO and western military agencies using advance technology, equipment and techniques. The exercise demonstrated various aspects of combat including safe handling of assault rifles, carbines and handguns, common battlefield rescue procedures and so on.