Black Cats

  • Narendra Modi's security enhanced with special protocols May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Security agencies tasked to secure BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi have deployed a "special security" protocol around him. Official sources said that as part of the special measures undertaken for securing the Gujarat Chief Minister during the over twomonth long political campaign, the number of NSG 'black...
  • Now women 'black cats' for special operations October 16, 2012

    Manesar (Haryana): In a first for country's elite counterterror force NSG, a squad of woman 'black cat' commandos have been trained for deployment in specialist operations like hostage situations and VIP security. The woman, dressed in black combat overalls worn by commandos, displayed their skills in sharp shooting and conducting...
  • NSG shifts 900 commandos from VIP security October 15, 2012

    New Delhi: NSG has shifted around 900 of its commandos rendering VIP security duties for training in specialist counterterror operations as part of its original charter. The commando force, for the first time in many years, has deinducted these 'black cats' from one of its three VIP security units ...
  • NSG without commander for six months: Sources January 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The country's elite counterterrorist force NSG is functioning without its top operations commander for almost six months as both the Home and Defence ministries have not been able to get a suitable Army officer for the job. The last incumbent of the post Inspector General (Operations) Major General...
  • NSG heroes saved lives, risked all for India November 25, 2010

    New Delhi: If there's anyone we need to thank to bring Mumbai out from the clutches of terror, it's the boys and men in uniform who became our walls and saviours. Captain Rayn Chakravarty, who operated in the Hotel Taj rescue in Mumbai is all of 29 but a very motivated...
  • India needs to revamp response to terror strikes November 29, 2008

    Mumbai: There is a deep anger in Mumbai among residents, visitors and all across India. The operation to sanitise Nariman House and Hotel Oberoi Trident are over. Some accuse that the state administration was completely under-prepared and worse yet, underestimated the terrorists. Questions are being raised over how the rescue operation has...
  • Marine commandos, kings of all special forces | Black Cats turn heroes November 29, 2008

    Mumbai: NSG commandos received a rousing welcome from the locals when they came out from the Nariman House after killing two dreaded terrorists, who had holed themselves in the building along with five hostages. When the commandos came out after the successful mission, they were greeted with cheers, claps, pats...
  • Madras HC orders best security for Jayalalithaa October 25, 2007

    Chennai: The Madras High Court has asked the Tamil Nadu government to provide full Z category protection to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa and give details of the security being accorded to her. Justice K Suguna asked the state government to provide the AIADMK leader "full protection as provided under the...