Photos| 35th NSG Raising Day: A showcase of skill and valour

Yesterday, October 15 was observed as the 35th raising day of National Security guard (NSG). Established in 1984, NSG popularly known as the Black Cat-- is an elite striking force in the country—trained and equipped to handle all situations like a terrorist attack, hijacking, and hostage captivity. It also takes care of VIP security in the country. Currently operating from six centres across the country there are plans for a new functional hub in the vicinity of Amritsar and Pathankot keeping in view of the recent terror developments in the area. The NSG played a key role in the aftermath of the 2002 Akshardham temple attack in Gujarat and the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in 2008.

Updated On Oct 16, 2019 12:58 PM IST
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A NSG Commando performs a drill during the 35th NSG Raising Day at NSG Manesar campus, in Gurugram, on Tuesday, October 15. The National Security Guard (NSG), popularly known as the Black Cats is an elite striking force in the country, established in 1984. It has six operational centres, which have full capability to handle all situations like a terrorist attack, hijacking, and hostage captivity among others. It also handles VIP security. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 12:58 PM IST

A NSG Commando performs a drill during the 35th NSG Raising Day at NSG Manesar campus, in Gurugram, on Tuesday, October 15. The National Security Guard (NSG), popularly known as the Black Cats is an elite striking force in the country, established in 1984. It has six operational centres, which have full capability to handle all situations like a terrorist attack, hijacking, and hostage captivity among others. It also handles VIP security. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

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NSG Commandos perform an aerial drill. “Our latest functional hub has been established in Srinagar to handle any kind of situation there,” said NSG Director General (DG) SS Deshwal. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 12:58 PM IST

NSG Commandos perform an aerial drill. “Our latest functional hub has been established in Srinagar to handle any kind of situation there,” said NSG Director General (DG) SS Deshwal. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

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Home Minister Amit Shah with NSG Director General S.S.Deswal (R) and Director General CRPF Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar (L) during the 35th NSG Raising Day. Shah lauded the NSG while recalling its role in the aftermath of the 2002 Akshardham temple attack in Gujarat and the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in 2008. “This inspires confidence in the minds of the citizens that they are in safe hands,” he said. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 12:58 PM IST

Home Minister Amit Shah with NSG Director General S.S.Deswal (R) and Director General CRPF Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar (L) during the 35th NSG Raising Day. Shah lauded the NSG while recalling its role in the aftermath of the 2002 Akshardham temple attack in Gujarat and the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in 2008. “This inspires confidence in the minds of the citizens that they are in safe hands,” he said. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

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Shah said that the NSG has been provided with the latest gadgets and equipment to enhance its mobility, surveillance, firepower and counter-drone capabilities. He added that a commando’s courage, passion, and patriotism are the most important quality that ensures victory in operations and tasks. Shah asked the NSG to continuously work towards its vision of a world-class zero error force. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 12:58 PM IST

Shah said that the NSG has been provided with the latest gadgets and equipment to enhance its mobility, surveillance, firepower and counter-drone capabilities. He added that a commando’s courage, passion, and patriotism are the most important quality that ensures victory in operations and tasks. Shah asked the NSG to continuously work towards its vision of a world-class zero error force. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

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In view of recent intelligence inputs about Pakistan-backed terror activities in Punjab such as through arms drops using drones, the National Security Guard (NSG) plans to establish a new functional hub for the elite counter-terrorism force in the vicinity of Amritsar and Pathankot. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 12:58 PM IST

In view of recent intelligence inputs about Pakistan-backed terror activities in Punjab such as through arms drops using drones, the National Security Guard (NSG) plans to establish a new functional hub for the elite counter-terrorism force in the vicinity of Amritsar and Pathankot. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

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The NSG, which was first deployed in Kashmir ahead of the Amaranth Yatra in 2018 has increased its strength in the crucial region since then.”Now a fully functional hub is active in Srinager,” said another NSG official in the know of developments. “The idea is to reduce distance. We have trained our boys to operate in rural, snow-bound areas of Kashmir as well.” (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 12:58 PM IST

The NSG, which was first deployed in Kashmir ahead of the Amaranth Yatra in 2018 has increased its strength in the crucial region since then.”Now a fully functional hub is active in Srinager,” said another NSG official in the know of developments. “The idea is to reduce distance. We have trained our boys to operate in rural, snow-bound areas of Kashmir as well.” (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

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Asked over NSG’s capabilities to tackle drones which were used to ferry arms from Pakistan to Punjab, Deswal said that both the Army and the Border Security Force (BSF) are capable and well equipped to handle drones and stop smuggling of arms.”NSG is ready to contribute if the need arises. We are also equipped with technology and arms to identify the movement of drones both in day and night and neutralise it.” (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 12:58 PM IST

Asked over NSG’s capabilities to tackle drones which were used to ferry arms from Pakistan to Punjab, Deswal said that both the Army and the Border Security Force (BSF) are capable and well equipped to handle drones and stop smuggling of arms.”NSG is ready to contribute if the need arises. We are also equipped with technology and arms to identify the movement of drones both in day and night and neutralise it.” (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

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Asserting that the NSG has shown its capabilities in previous terror attacks, Deswal said whatever information they receive is shared with all security agencies and they are capable of tackling any future attack. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 12:58 PM IST

Asserting that the NSG has shown its capabilities in previous terror attacks, Deswal said whatever information they receive is shared with all security agencies and they are capable of tackling any future attack. (PTI)

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