NSG withdraws 600 commandos from VVIP duties for terror operations

Taking the first step towards gradually reverting to its original role of undertaking counter-terror operations, the NSG has pulled out over 600 commandos from its VVIP security unit and used them for the first time during the recent Pathankot attack.

The plan has been in the making since the last two years and the terrorist attack on the forward IAF base in Pathankot became the first operation where these black cat commandos made their assault.

According to the new blueprint being worked upon by the elite force, two teams out of the total three of the 11th Special Rangers Group (SRG), stand withdrawn from VVIP security duties and have been tasked to undertake counter-terror operations along with and in assistance of the primary strike units– the Special Action Group (SAG).

National Security Guard (NSG) commando teams are raised under five primary units, two SAGs manned by officers and jawans from the Army and three SRGs comprising personnel from paramilitary forces.

BusinessStandard

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