Centre To Enhance National Security Guard Role In Tackling Terror Threats

Ibrahimpatnam:  The government is exploring ways to enhance the role of the elite counter-terror force NSG in the wake of the “serious challenge” posed by newly-devised terror techniques such as mowing down civilians using large vehicles and lone wolf attacks, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in Telangana’s Ibrahimpatnam on Tuesday.

He asked special forces such as the National Security Guard (NSG) to prepare themselves to tackle threats in the backdrop of these new emerging threats.

Mr Singh was in Telangana on a day-long tour to inaugurate a 200-acre complex of the special composite group (SCG) number 28 of the NSG in the Ranga Reddy district of the state. The camp is about 33-km from state capital Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International airport.

Addressing the officers of the commando force and those from the state police, the minister said the terrorist minds keep on devising and adopting “new tactics” to unleash death and mayhem.

“We have seen across the globe, like in New York, London, Spain and Stockholm, that a large vehicle is used by terror elements to mow down people. Also, the do it yourself or lone wolf attacks are being carried out by them to perpetrate terror,” he said.

“The terrorists are adopting cruel and barbaric techniques like I mentioned. This is a serious challenge and special forces like the NSG should prepare themselves to tackle these emerging threats,” Mr Singh said.

The home minister said social media has made “easy” the…

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