Gurugram(IANS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that terrorists
have been devising new strategies to strike and warned that increased use of the
social media by anti-national forces is a new threat.
Speaking here on the occasion of the National Security Guard (NSG) Raising Day, the
Minister, however, expressed confidence that the country’s security forces are
capable enough to deal with any threat.
After the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, no major terror incident has happened in
India, Rajnath said and credited the country’s security forces for bringing about
this feel of security to the nation.
He termed the National Security Guard (NSG) a world-class force, and said that
earlier this year, a unit of the NSG commandos was deployed in Jammu and Kashmir,
for the first time.
The Minister said that NSG troopers are generally called “Better than the Rest”,
but he believed that the Black Cats are “Better than the Best”.
NSG Director General Sudeep Lakhtakia said that commando teams will be kept at the
disposal of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the nodal agency for all anti-militancy
“Commandos would be helpful in a situation where room-to-room intervention is
required,” he pointed out.
The move to deploy NSG ‘Black Cats’ in the Valley came in the wake of increasing
incidents of encounters where security forces lost many troopers during the high-
risk house intervention operations in populated Kashmir localities, DG Lakhtakia
On the occasion, the Home Minister also announced that the minimum compensation for
a martyr’s kin has been raised to Rs one crore. “This compensation may be
increased, but not reduced.”
Family members of 14 martyrs were also honoured by the Minister at the function.