NSG celebrates 30th Raising Day
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says terrorism is the biggest challenge to civilized world
The Union Home Minister today said India expects all nations to unite in the fight against terrorism. Addressing the 30th Raising Day of the National Security Guard (NSG) at their Headquarters at Manesar in Gurgaon, Shri Rajnath Singh said jealous enemies of India are trying to create obstacles in this endeavour. He said terrorism today has emerged as the biggest challenge to the civilized world since the NSD was raised in the Eighties.
The Home Minister said the NSG’s objective is to assure India and its citizens a life of peace, dignity and honour. The powers of the chiefs of the Central Armed Police Forces including the NSG have recently been enhanced significantly to facilitate swift induction of new weaponry and technology, the Union Home Minister said. The Government is considering raising the strength of women commandos in the elite force. Since the induction of women began in 2003, the NSG today has 25 women commandos.
Earlier the Director General, NSG JN Choudhury said his priority is creating infrastructure for the four NSG regional hubs approved by the Government in recent times. Shri Choudhury said a proposal is under consideration to increase the tenure of personnel deputed to the force. All personnel in the NSG are inducted only on deputation from the Army and the Police Forces. He later said at news conference that the NSG wants to cut down its VVIP Security responsibilities from 15 to not more than 11 in order to ensure foolproof security by making it leaner and meaner.
On the occasion, of NSG raising day the Home Minister witnessed an impressive display of NSG anti-terrorism mock drills including wide use of slithering operations, deployment of DRDO developed UAV ‘Netra’ and a security drill by the recently inducted Belgian Shepherd dog.