NSG- National Security Guard & Its Mandate

Sandarbha Desk
Sandarbha Desk

NSG was set up in 1984 as a Federal Contingency Deployment Force and was created by the Cabinet Secretariat under the National Security Guard Act, 1986.

  • Its role is to tackle all facets of terrorism in the country when the State Police and other Central Police Forces cannot handle the situation.
  • It is headed by an IPS officer.
  • It is under the administrative control of MHA.
  • It has two complementary elements:
  • The Special Action Group (SAG)- consists of Army personnel.
  • The special Ranger Group (SRG)-consists of personnel drawn from Central Para Military Forces/State Police Force

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All the personnel are on deputation.

  • It provides a second line of defence to the nation and also possess latest technologies.
  • Its primary duties are:
  • Neutralisation of terrorist threats.
  • Handling hijacking situations in air and on land.
  • Bomb disposal
  • Engaging and neutralizing terrorists in specific situations.
  • Hostage rescue.

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