Chidambaram asks Army, NSG chief to set-up regional NSG hubs on time

January 13th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan.13 (ANI): Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram met Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor, and National Security Guards (NSG) Chief J K Dutt, here today to discuss the progress in the setting up of regional hubs of the NSG.
Chidambaram asked the two chiefs to fasten the process of setting up the NSG regional hubs. He directed the two chiefs to make the proposed centers in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad operational in the first phase.
After the terror attack on Mumbai on November 26, 2008 the Union government decided to set-up NSG hubs in different regions of the country.
It was decided to immediately set up NSG hubs in the four metros followed by more such hubs in virtually every state capital.
Currently,the NSG commandos are stationed in New Delhi and they are flown to the place of emergency from here only.
During the meeting Chidambaram also discussed about the availability of trained anti-terrorist forces in cities like Bangalore.
Earlier,Chidambaram had said that certain cities which will not have NSG hubs will be covered by a trained anti-terrorist force provided by defence forces, such as Bangalore, which will be covered by the Special Force of the Army’’s Parachute Regiment. (ANI)

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