The NSG close protection force has trained 21 men of Sri Lanka’s PM security division in close protection skills. 21 Men has specially trained for PM’s security. The honourable Prime Minister of Sri Lanka wrote to the honourable Indian PM and praised the training.
Speaking at the 36th raising day function of the NSG, Deswal, who is currently holding additional charge of the force, also said that the elite force has most modern weapons and equipment to distinguish itself as a world class zero-error force.
Popularly known as ‘black cat’ commandos, NSG was raised as a federal contingency force in 1984 to undertake specialist counter-terrorist, counter-hijack and hostage rescue operations.
It has a special component called the CPF (close protection force) that provides security to high-risk VIPs under the top category Z+ cover including defence minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath etc.
During the Covid-19 outbreak,they had provided security to its VIPs in about 4,000 events held in various states.
The force has enhanced its mobility, training, weaponry and equipment by many times as terrorism is a complex and global problem in this century and the tactics of terrorists were changing and terror groups were possessing modern weapons. We are determined to adopt modern technology and specialisation.
That NSG was training special combat units of state police forces so that they are better prepared to combat terrorist incidents.
After 26/11 Mumbai attacks (2008), they have corrected and upgraded in many areas like the force has remotely operated vehicles, satellite communications system, armoured robots, unmanned aerial vehicle detection radar system and anti-drone capabilities.