Helicopters to NSG Commandos.

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During 1990 NSG Commandos had 2 MI-17 chopper but due not proper maintaince helicopter service suspended and another helicopter crashed. It's high time must give helicopters to NSG commandos. NSG commandos must have own air crew. Government must provide more funds and money to NSG commandos.
 

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NSG may use private commercial planes for anti-hijacking drill
NEW DELHI: Private commercial planes may soon be used for anti-hijacking exercises with the Home Ministry suggesting the anti-terror elite force National Security Guard (NSG) explored the option.

The suggestion for using commercial planes was made by home ministry officials during an hour-long meeting, chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

At present, the NSG is empowered for requisition of aircraft from any operator registered in India in case of emergency, while its anti-hiijacking exercise could be conducted on any government or Air India aircraft.

"If the anti-hijacking drill is conducted on a commercial plane, it will help both the airline as well as the NSG to understand various nuances involved in such a crisis," a home ministry official said.

The ministry will soon provide a chopper to the NSG to be used in case of exigencies. Though the NSG had two choppers, one had a crash landing some time ago, while the other was non-functional.

"The NSG urgently needs a helicopter. The chopper may be given from the existing fleet of the Border Security Force or from the Indian Air Force. We are working on it," the official said.

During the meeting, the home minister reviewed the functioning of the NSG and took stock of various facets of the elite anti-terror force.

He was given a detailed briefing on the working of the NSG by its Director General Sudhir Pratap Singh and other top officials.

Singh also enquired about the preparedness of the NSG commandos, popularly known as 'Black Cat', to deal with exigencies or terror situation, official sources said.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, senior officials of the home ministry also attended the meeting.

The NSG was set up in 1984 as a federal contingency deployment force to tackle all facets of terrorism in the country.

The primary role of the force is to combat terrorism in areas where activity of terrorists assumes serious proportions, and the state police and other central police forces cannot cope with the situation.

The NSG is a force specially-equipped and trained to deal with specific situations and is therefore, to be used only in exceptional situations.

The force is not designed to undertake the functions of the state police forces or other paramilitary forces of India.

It is modelled on the pattern of the SAS of the UK and GSG-9 of Germany. It is a task-oriented force and has two complementary elements in the form of the Special Action Group comprising Army personnel and the Special Ranger Groups, comprising personnel drawn from the central paramilitary forces/state police force.
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Black hawk and EuroCopter 725 Carcal helicopters is the best option for NSG commandos.
 

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