Cops and army men not only need to stay mentally fit but physically too. These Indian police officers are renowned for their strict fitness regime and serve as an inspiration for youth.
In physically demanding professions like the army and police services, sound health and high fitness level are must-haves. And some cops not only have a passion for apprehending lawbreakers and stopping illegal activities but are also very fussy about their physical and mental fitness.
So let’s know about some of the fittest Indian cops. And this is especially a myth-breaker for those who say Indian police officers are NOT fit!
Sachin Atulkar is the Superintendent of Police (SP) in the Ujjain city of Indian state Madhya Pradesh. At the mere age of 22, he was appointed for the prominent position.
A youth icon, Sachin is a fitness freak and a great sportsman as well. Adding to that, he has also won many medals and trophies in the field of sports and along with that, he has an active social life too.
The fitness inspiration probably comes to him from his family; as his father was in the forest department and his brother is in the army. No matter how busy he may be, he would always steal time for workouts from his hectic schedule.
Dr. C. Sylendra Babu IPS officer who serves as the Additional Director General of Police of the Coastal Security Group in Indian state Tamil Nadu. Holding a Ph.D. degree in Criminology from the University of Madras, Sylendra is a fitness enthusiast and motivational speaker. He is known to follow a regular workout regimen, strict training regime and even goes cycling every day.
Being an avid reader, Sylendra has authored a Tamil book on physical fitness. He has made active participation in several sports activities including athletics, swimming, cycling, and shooting. During his police training, he was presented RD Singh Cup for Swimming at the National Police Academy, Hyderabad.
In 2004, he represented India in 100 meters race in the Asian Masters Athletic Championships in Bangkok. In 2013, he organized and participated in an 890 km cycle rally from Chennai to Kanyakumari with the members of Coastal Security Group and the Indian Coast Guard. In 2014, He led a contingent of 26 marine commandos for the Half Marathon event in the 2014 Auroville Marathon.
Moreover, he has participated in many 10,000-m runs including Chennai Marathon and the Coimbatore Marathon. As an ardent shooter, he has also actively participated in a lot of police and civilian shooting competitions.
Himanshu Roy is an IPS officer who currently serves as the Additional Director General of Police in Indian state Maharashtra. A brilliant police officer, Himanshu holds the credit for solving many high-profile cases. This high-caliber Indian cop has also served as the chief of the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS).
Known to follow a strict bodybuilding regimen, he makes a frequent presence in many self-defense and martial arts workshops, including the “Russian Knife Fighting Workshop” with Akshay Kumar.
Dubbed as “the Arnold Schwarzenegger of Mumbai Police”, Kishor Dange is a police constable and bodybuilder who is very popular among the youth. Currently, he serves the Jalna district of Indian state Maharashtra.
Dange has brought many laurels to Maharashtra Police at both national and international levels. He has bagged a gold medal in the World Police and Fire Games 4 that was organized at Belfast in North Ireland.
Not just that, Dange has won Mr. Maharashtra and Mr. Marathwada titles several times. And has also bagged the gold medal in the 95 kg category at Ujjain Nationals.
Serving as the Superintendent of Police (SP) in the Indian states Bihar and Maharashtra on central deputation, Shivdeep Waman is one of the fittest IPS officers in India.
Shivdeep is a passionate and dedicated officer best known for taking stringent actions on culprits and probing the illegal activities carried out by political figures. And of course, for his great fitness.
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