Photos: Breathtaking drills and stunts, NSG celebrates 34th Raising Day

The National Security Guard (NSG) marked its 34th Raising Day on October 16, 2018. Catching the elite counter terrorism and protection force mid-celebration at their headquarters in Gurugram's Manesar district is HT photographer Sanjeev Verma.

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National Security Guard (NSG) commandos showcase skills during the 34th NSG Raising Day commemorations, at the NSG Manesar campus in Gurugram. Raised in 1984, the NSG is an Indian special forces unit under the Ministry of Home Affairs, combating terrorist activities with a view to protect states against internal as well as external disturbances. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

National Security Guard (NSG) commandos showcase skills during the 34th NSG Raising Day commemorations, at the NSG Manesar campus in Gurugram. Raised in 1984, the NSG is an Indian special forces unit under the Ministry of Home Affairs, combating terrorist activities with a view to protect states against internal as well as external disturbances. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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An NSG dog along with a commando performs a drill during the event. NSG commandos are trained to conduct counter terrorist task which include thwarting hijacking attempts, bomb disposal (search, detection and neutralization of IEDs), Post Blast Investigation and hostage rescue missions. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

An NSG dog along with a commando performs a drill during the event. NSG commandos are trained to conduct counter terrorist task which include thwarting hijacking attempts, bomb disposal (search, detection and neutralization of IEDs), Post Blast Investigation and hostage rescue missions. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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An Armoured Fighting vehicle with NSG commandos mounted is displayed, at NSG Manesar campus in Gurugram. The NSG also guards 13 high-risk VVIPs in the country, including the Union Home Minister. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

An Armoured Fighting vehicle with NSG commandos mounted is displayed, at NSG Manesar campus in Gurugram. The NSG also guards 13 high-risk VVIPs in the country, including the Union Home Minister. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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On its 34th Raising Day, addressing to the commandos, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that security forces of the country have prevented any major incident since the 2008 Mumbai attacks and that the forces need to change and keep updating tactics to counter any threat to the country. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

On its 34th Raising Day, addressing to the commandos, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that security forces of the country have prevented any major incident since the 2008 Mumbai attacks and that the forces need to change and keep updating tactics to counter any threat to the country. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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NSG commandos on a ‘stabo rig’ hang below a helicopter in flight, hoisting flags including the Indian triciolour during the Raising Day celebrations. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

NSG commandos on a ‘stabo rig’ hang below a helicopter in flight, hoisting flags including the Indian triciolour during the Raising Day celebrations. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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The Black Cat commandos are specially equipped with smart weapons to deal with exceptional circumstances and to counter terror threats to the country. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

The Black Cat commandos are specially equipped with smart weapons to deal with exceptional circumstances and to counter terror threats to the country. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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National Security Guard (NSG) perform a drill during the Raising Day event. The NSG has two complementary elements in the form of Special Action Group (SAG) comprising Army personnel and the Special Ranger Groups (SRG) with personnel drawn from the Central Armed Police and state Police forces. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

National Security Guard (NSG) perform a drill during the Raising Day event. The NSG has two complementary elements in the form of Special Action Group (SAG) comprising Army personnel and the Special Ranger Groups (SRG) with personnel drawn from the Central Armed Police and state Police forces. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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