New Delhi, Dec.2 : The National Security Guard (NSG) has decided to include their recent counter-terrorism experience in Mumbai in its new training module. It has also discussed with Union Homse Secretary Madhukar Gupta proposals for the setting up of four NSG hubs, drawing commandos from the three armed forces and a proposal for an air wing for the elite commando force.
National Security Guard (NSG) chief J K Dutt and other senior officials of the principal anti-terrorist force of the country attended the over hour-long meeting.
The meeting took place after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke of setting up four NSG hubs in different parts of the country to facilitate quick deployment of the commandos at times of emergency, a senior NSG official said.
The NSG is also planning recruitment drive.
On Monday, Dr.Singh told a rally in Hanumangarh, Rajasthan, that no stone would be left unturned to fight terrorism.
"I want to tell you that Congress will not indulge in politicising of terrorism. I wish all parties should join hands to help fight terrorism," Dr. Singh said.
Noting that terrorism is a "serious problem" faced by the country, he said this was the time for the country to think above religious, linguistic and regional differences.
"This is the time to prove that no matter whichever state we are from, whichever religion we belong to, whatever is our language and whatever our customs and practices, we are first Hindustanis," the Prime Minister said.
"I want to promise you that the Central Government will not leave any stone unturned in fighting terrorism. There is a request to all countrymen and political parties to help us in this fight against terrorism, and in maintaining law and order in the country," he said.
"Today terrorism is a serious challenge before the nation, to face it we need to be united. I want to tell you today that the Congress party will not do any politics on terrorism. We want that all political parties should help in fighting against terrorism," he added.
Dr. Singh also defended the India-US nuclear deal, which has been opposed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Singh said the deal would boost power generation in the country necessary to sustain India''s growth rate.
"Our country cannot progress without electricity. Electricity is required in every sector, be it industry, agriculture, domestic needs. For this the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has signed agreement with various countries so that generation of electricity can be increased in the coming times. But BJP is opposing this also," said the Prime Minister.
The main battle in Rajasthan Assembly polls is between the BJP, which is ruling the state, and the Congress party.
All the 200 constituencies in Rajasthan will go to polls on December 04 to elect a new state Assembly and counting of votes will take place on December 08.
The assembly elections in Rajasthan and five other states are expected to be a run down to the forthcoming general elections in early 2009.