Super Black Cat commandos by 2015: NSG chief

October 16th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Manesar (Haryana), Oct 16 (IANS) India’s elite counter-terrorism force, the National Security Guard (NSG) will have Super Black Cat commandos after the force’s modernisation by the end of 2015, its chief said Sunday.

“The NSG is working on a five-year plan to provide best technology and training to our commandos. NSG, presently one of the best special forces in the world, will get a new face,” said NSG Director General Rajan Medhekar.

The commandos will be able to retaliate more effectively in the coming years, he told media persons after NSG’s 27th Raising Day ceremony here.

On the “super commandos”, Medhekar said: “After modernisation, the commandos will be much better equipped with the latest weaponry. Every commando will be a unit in himself”.

“The Black Cat will carry global positioning system (GPS), body wearable computers, automatic cameras, self-care medication and so on with him. The commander giving directions to commando on the task would be able to see him in action,” he said.

Medhekar said NSG is sharing training and technology with world’s best agencies from France, Israel, Germany and other countries.

“In future, we have plans to perform this training with (US) FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and the Special Forces,” he added.

The NSG is now equipped with remote control improved explosive device (RCIED) bomb jammer also.

The jammer vehicle’s key was handed over to Major Ashok Yadav, bomb squad incharge of NSG, by union Minister of State for Home, Mullapally Ramachandran, who was the chief guest at the function.

“The jammer is effective in the range of up to 100 meters. By getting this, the force can more powerfully counter terrorism,” said Medhekar.

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