National Security Guards (NSG) is supposedly the outfit with particular specialization for counter-terrorist operations.

  1. National Security Guards (NSG) is supposedly the outfit with particular specialization for counter-terrorist operations. How does NSG keep itself abreast of the latest techniques, strategies, trainings, weaponry and devices at global level?

NSG is headed by the director-general, who comes from the IPS. The average tenure of all the director-generals of NSG has been just over a year. None of these director-generals heading the NSG & coming from the IPS have ever been a part of any action group of the NSG. Are such heads of the NSG the right persons to lead premier counter-terrorist outfits then?

terrorist operation COUNTER TERRORIST OPERATIONS IN INDIA : SOME QUESTIONS

  1. By all evidence, counter-terrorist operations are highly specialized tasks. Shouldn’t the head of the National Security Guard be a person specializing in counter-terrorist operations with some reasonable degree of devoted tenure?
  1. A Major General from the Army – with the rank of inspector general in the NSG – has the charge of training in NSG and another Major General – again with the rank of inspector general in NSG – has the charge of operations. These officers are on deputation from the Army. What mechanisms are there to ensure that they are specialist in counter-terrorist operations and are abreast of the latest at global level regarding the same?
  1. The National Security Advisor (NSA) is traditionally from the Indian Foreign Service; though the present one is from Indian police service. Given the highly specialized nature of counter-terrorist operations; is the NSA then equipped to deal with & handle adequately counter terrorist operations?

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  1. Given arguably the number one threat that terrorism poses to India today; shouldn’t the entity of national security adviser be devised in such a way so as to enable it to have the best of counter-terrorism specialists/strategists at its ready service?
  1. Shouldn’t each defense installation be defended by units specializing in counter-terrorist operations in a manner that such  specialization is abreast of the latest technologies and developments at global level regarding the same?
  1. Shouldn’t each premier city have adequate number of units specializing in counter-terrorist operations in a manner that such  specialization is abreast of the latest strategies and technologies at global level?
  1. Given arguably the number one threat that terrorism poses to India today; is there an adequately equipped national study and research Centre on counter-terrorist operations?

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