National Security Guards

  • NSG, NIA to probe Patna blasts, informs RPN Singh October 27, 2013

    Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said on Sunday that teams of the National Security Guards (NSG) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) were being rushed to Patna to investigate the bomb blasts in the Bihar capital. Terming the blasts "unfortunate," the minister told reporters: "The home ministry has decided...
  • Delhi put on high alert ahead of Independence Day August 13, 2013

    Ahead of Independence Day and in the wake of an intelligence alert, Delhi has been put on high alert with heavy security arrangements and police barriers across the city. "There shall be special checking of all vehicles, both private and commercial, entering the city from neighbouring states through border entry points,"...
  • Mahabodhi blasts: 3 suspects identified, says Bihar Police; no arrests July 8, 2013

    Bodh Gaya/New Delhi: There have been no major leads yet from CCTV footage of the blasts at the Mahabodhi temple even as the preliminary probe has found a timer device and traces of ammonium nitrate similar to that used by Indian Mujahideen modules in the past. The Bihar Police claims...
  • NSG officer under probe for talking to an anonymous Pak caller March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Just 24 hours after a Home Ministry staff came under the radar for passing on sensitive information, there are more leads coming in. Now a senior officer of the National Security Guards has come under probe for speaking to an anonymous Pakistani caller. The caller wanted operational details of...
  • NSG to pull out 900 commandos from VIP security July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: For the first time in many years, the country's elite counter-terror force NSG has decided to pull out its over 900 commandos rendering VIP security duties and put them to perform specialist counter-terror and counter-hijack operations. The 'black cat' commandos of the National Security Guard (NSG) are segregated into...
  • Chidambaram to inaugurate NSG hub in Bengal February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram is likely to visit West Bengal on Saturday to inaugurate a National Security Guards (NSG) hub. The visit comes amidst the controversy over Chidambaram's brainchild, National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), an anti-terror intelligence hub. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is among other...
  • NSG without commander for six months: Sources January 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The country's elite counter-terrorist 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...
  • IED used in Agra low intensity blast: Sources September 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Sources in the National Security Guard (NSG) said the low intensity blast at Jai hospital in Agra blast was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The blast on Saturday evening left four people injured. The forensic report said gunpowder was also used but no traces of nitrate have...
  • NSG official's computer hacked July 3, 2011

    New Delhi: A senior National Security Guard official's computer has been hacked into. Miscreants sent out a number of letters on behalf of Major General RS Pradhan who is in charge of operations to numerous people on Friday. Senior officials alerted the Intelligence Bureau the moment they discovered the breach....
  • Revealed: what delayed NSG on night of 26/11 November 22, 2009

    Mumbai: The National Security Guards (NSG) took 60 hours to eliminate the terrorists who attacked Mumbai on November 26 last year, but the elite commandos could have finished the job quicker if time had not been lost. J K Dutt, who was NSG chief in November last year, told this to...
  • Mumbai gets NSG hub seven months after 26/11 June 30, 2009

    New Delhi: The Mumbai hub of National Security Guards (NSG) became operational on Tuesday, nearly seven months after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. "After the Mumbai terror attack, a need was felt to have the presence of NSG in other metros also for effective and quick response in countering such incidents....
  • There was no delay in dispatch of troops: NSG chief December 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Exactly a month after the terror attack, National Security Guard (NSG) chief JK Dutt says there was no slackness in the dispatch of the elite commandos to Mumbai and it was unfair to blame then home minister Shivraj Patil for any delay "when actually there was no delay". "There...
  • Slain NSG commando was to visit home next month November 28, 2008

    Kozhikode (Kerala): Sandeep Unnikrishnan, a National Security Guard (NSG) commando who on Friday laid down his life fighting the terrorists in Mumbai, was all set to visit his ancestral home in Kerala next month. His uncle's home at Beypore near Kozhikode district was in a sombre mood as the news came...
  • Men behind the foiling of the Delhi blasts September 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Five blasts rocked the Capital on September 13, Saturday, killing at least 52 people and injuring hundreds of others. However, four other bombs were also defused by the men of the National Security guard, exposing their own lives to fatality but saving the lives of many others. CNN-IBN correspondent Devika...
  • New technology promises to keep terror at bay September 9, 2007

    Post 9/11, as the world learns to live in a state of heightened paranoia, scientists are quietly working on cutting-edge technologies that can push the limits on the war on terror. There are now ‘bomb-sniffing’ buses that can potentially stop suicide bombers, buildings that can brace for impact and ‘smart’...