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National Security Guard

As a Federal Contingency Deployment the primary role of the National Security Guard (External website that opens in a new window) is to combat terrorism in whatever form it may assume in areas where the State Police and other Central Police Forces cannot cope up with the situation.


  • Neutralising specific terrorist threat in any given area, building, vital installation etc.
  • Engaging terrorists or suspected terrorists in specific situations in order to neutralize them.
  • Handling hijacks situations involving piracy in the air and / or land.
  • Rescue of hostages in kidnapping incidents.

Additional Tasks

The following were the additional tasks entrusted in 1986-87:-

  • Security of high risk VIPs.
  • Anti sabotage checks of venues of visits / public meetings of VVIPs.
  • Anti hijack duties in domestic and international flights.
  • Immediate back up security operations.
  • Data collection on bomb explosions.
  • Training of State Police personnel in anti-terrorism, VIP security.
  • PSO duties and Bomb Detection and Disposal.


Welfare (External website that opens in a new window)

Various facilities are available for the welfare of NSG personnel and their families.

Source: National Portal Content Management Team Last Reviewed on 15-04-2011