Manesar, Haryana, Oct 16 (UNI) Reiterating the organisation's commitment to fight terror in any form, National Security Guard Director General Jyoti Krishan Dutt today said it was with this basic essence the NSG was raised and no matter how many VVIPs the body was giving protection to it would not fall short of hands when it came to tackling terror or any other exigency.
''The NSG was basically raised to tackle hijack incidents and with the passing of time the concept of sky marshals was also absorbed by it. I will not give you the exact details, but I will assure you that we have sky marshals in flights. We do have a presence in air carriers. International flights or domestic ones that I will not be able to tell you,'' Dutt told a news conference after the NSG's 24th Raising Day function.
''We have a special anti-hijacking squad, which goes exclusively for that operation. So, it does not matter if we provide security to VVIPs, because when it comes to tackle hijack incidents we always have our force ready. We never fall short of personnel,'' Dutt assured.
''Those who are deployed on flights are told to be courteous to passengers and I think an NSG commando should also be innovative enough to deal with any kind of situation. He should never be taken by surprise, whatever the situation may be. We are making efforts to modernise the NSG and for this we have been given the assurance of all cooperation by the Home Ministry. We are also thinking of acquiring more modern arms and ammunition and commando dagger is the latest addition to our weaponry. Ultra modern bulletproof vest is one among them,'' he added.
''We are also making our commandos learn swimming. Except for five to seven per cent, all of our commandos know how to swim. We prepare our commandos to tackle any kind of exigency meaning any kind of exigency,'' he concluded.
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