National Security Guards celebrate 23rd Raising Day

November 14th, 2007 - 2:21 am ICT by admin  
The youngest of the para-military forces in the country was set up in 1985 with personnel drawn from the army and various police forces.

Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil was the chief guest at the Raising Day function organised in the national capital.

The highlight of the function was a display of skills by the NSG officers.

They displayed martial arts, marksmanship skills, defusing of landmines and para-jumping from helicopters.

The NSG commandos are popularly known as ‘Black Cats’ and are selected from the country’s Army and Central Police Forces (CPFs).

The NSG is also assigned to ensure mobile security to dignitaries at high risk, besides providing sky marshals in select domestic and international flights. (ANI)

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