is NSG , National Security Guards What are NGS's Duties
The National Security Guards (NSG)
was raised by the Cabinet Secretariat under the National Security Guard Act of
1985 and has acquired considerable experience from the intense insurgency
operations it has faced - from the present conflict in the state of Kashmir to
the cradle of its birth, the state of Punjab. Adopting a variety of roles from
counter-terrorism to hostage rescue to VIP protection, the NSG proudly wears the
mantle of being one of the finest counter-terrorist units in all of Asia. Their
But being one of the finest counter-terrorist units in all of Asia, does not
come without a price. The NSG simulates hundreds of realistic scenarios in daily
drills - the key being fitness and surprise. "Surprise doesn't mean that the
terrorists don't know we are coming. It is just that we have chosen the when,
how and where. And it is with our chosen technique and weapon," says Colonel V.K.
Dutta, who has been associated with the NSG since its inception. The unit is
popularly known as the Black Cats, because of the black nomex coveralls and
balaclavas (head gear) or assault helmets they adorn. Their motto is - One for
All, All for One.
Neutralisation of specific
terrorist threats in vital installations or any given area
Handling hijack situations
involving piracy in the air and on the land.
Engaging and neutralising
terrorists in specific situations.
Rescue of hostages in