India’s federal counter-terrorism force National Security Guard on Friday said that the NSG has the system to identify and neutralize drones. NDG director general (additional charge) SS Deswal said that drones are a security threat at the western border as they are being used to drop arms and drugs from across the international border.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Deswal said, “Drones are a security threat at the western border as they are being used to drop arms and drugs from across the international border. We have the system to identify and neutralize them.”
The National Security Guard, also known as the ‘black cat’ commandos, was raised as a federal contingency force in 1984 to undertake specialist counter-terrorist, counter-hijack and hostage rescue operations. It has a special component called the CPF (close protection force) that provides security to high-risk VIPs under the top category Z+ cover.
It has about 13 protectees under its charge at present, including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah.
Earlier speaking to news agency PTI, the chief of the commando force said that the NSG has trained a select group of personnel who protect the Sri Lankan Prime Minister. In his address on the occasion of the force’s 36th Raising Day, the NSG director general (additional charge) said the force has acquired the most modern weapons and equipments to distinguish itself as a “world class zero-error force”.
“The NSG close protection force has trained 21 personnel of Sri Lanka’s PM security division in close protection skills. The honourable Prime Minister of Sri Lanka wrote to the honourable Indian PM and praised the training,” Deswal said. He, however, did not mention the time period when these personnel were trained by the NSG.