National Security Guard
The National Security Guards (NSG) - External website that opens in a new window modelled on the pattern of SAS of the UK and GSG-9 of Germany has been set up in 1984 for handling counter terrorists and counter hijacking operations including VIP security. It is a highly trained and motivated force for effectively dealing with terrorist activities in the country. It also trains state police commandos to upgrade their capability to meet the terrorist threats and carry out bomb detection/defusion operations. The NSG maintains the only National Bomb Data Centre (External website that opens in a new window) of the country. A counter terrorist operation was carried out by the commandos of NSG at Akshar Dham Temple, Ahmedabad in September 2002 and they were successful in eliminating the terrorists who took refuge in the temple complex. NSG has been presented Presidential colour on 16 October 2004.
Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 17-01-2011