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Here's everything you need to know about the new Mumbai Police uniform designed by Manish Malhotra

Mumbai Police had put in the proposal for a mounted unit in 2018. However, it was accepted just a few month ago after State Tourism and Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray initiated the proposal.

Here's everything you need to know about the new Mumbai Police uniform designed by Manish Malhotra
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Designed by Manish Malhotra, Mumbai Police's ceremonial uniforms have been the talk of the town since it was showcased. It comprises of a navy blue bandhgala kurta with tassled shoulders, a white pajama with a red belt and a mavala turban.  

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Here's everything you need to know about this new uniform: 

  • Manish Malhotra received felicitation for his collection of the ceremonial uniforms at Umang 2020, the annual Mumbai Police show which was telecast on January 26, 2020.
  • In an interview with ANI, Malhotra stated that from a designer to an icon, the journey had been overwhelming for him. 2020 was a very special year for him as he completes 30 years of costume designing in the movies and has worked with four generations of actors. 
  • Mumbai Police had instated the proposal for a mounted unit in 2018. However, it was accepted just a few months ago after State Tourism and Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray initiated the move. 
  • State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh stated that Mumbai Police has modern jeeps and motorcycles. However, it was felt that a mounted unit would be useful for patrolling in crowded areas. For the first time since Independence, Mumbai will have a mounted police unit. 

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  • Notably, the horse-riding police personnel which was introduced by the British was discontinued in the year 1932 due to the growing vehicular traffic in cities.
  • The uniform is a short sherwani which is hand embroidered with threadwork on chest and sleeves. It has intricate shoulder badges that make it look royal.

 

  • It is paired with the traditional Maratha warrior pagdi with a gold dori wrapped around it and has traditional Indian breeches as a pair of bottoms. 
  • There's a gold sash and a red velvet cummerbund. 

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