NSG Hikes Sniping Capabilities Of Its Commandos


New Delhi: NSG has hiked its sniping capabilities so that it can effectively tackle terrorists and other emerging threats to national security, the force’s chief said on Tuesday reported PTI.

The ‘black cat’ commando force has procured new sniper weapons and trained more sharp-shooters in the skill in the recent past and is increasingly using them for special operations, NSG Director General S P Singh said.

“The skill of sniping is a big asset for a commando force like us. We have put a greater stress on this domain,” Singh told .  The National Security Guard (NSG), he said, has also procured advanced sniping weapons and has trained more personnel for special tasks.

The NSG DG, however, did not quantify the number of NSG commandos trained in the skill. Official sources said while snipers were essentially part of NSG assault teams in operations, their numbers were now being increased and used more frequently.

The sniping discipline has also been included for the first time in the 8th All India Police Commando Competition, being hosted by the NSG this time.

The competition, involving 25 teams from various state police and paramilitary forces, will begin this weekend at the NSG garrison in Manesar near here.

The DG said the NSG desires that all the security forces of the country have “synergy and inter-operability” when it comes to tackling terror threats and attacks.