New Delhi: India’s elite commando unit National Security Guard (NSG) will soon deploy women commandos for protecting VVIPs. Director-General (DG) of elite commando force Ramesh Chandra Tayal announced the decision during 31st Raising Day celebrations in Manesar on Friday.
“We have been focusing on special training of women commandos since they were introduced in the elite force. The women commandos are equally capable to protect VVIPs like their male colleagues. The NSG has set the same criteria of rigorous commando training like men for them,” Tayal said.
NSG had introduced women commandos in its ranks in 2004 to take part in counter-terrorism and anti-hijacking operations. The NSG has been providing security to 15 dignitaries and has been making efforts to become more vigilant with the coordination of state and paramilitary forces.
The NSG has recently organised joint commando exercise namely Agni 1 with 10 state police and paramilitary forces in its Manesar campus. It has now decided to organise Agni 2 in November to improve skills in counter-terrorist operations and hijacking situations.