Air Force and Security Guard conduct anti-terrorism exercise 'Black Eagle',

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Manesar (Haryana), May 13 (ANI): India's elite counter-terrorist force National Security Guard (NSG) the 'Black Cats' and youngest Special Force, GARUDs of Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted a joint exercise called 'Black Eagle' at the NSG Headquarter in Manesar, Haryana to hone their counter terrorist skills.

The exercise was conducted in two phases with the Air Force as well as with NSG.

Air Marshal J.N.Burma and NSG chief N.P.S.Aulakh jointly witnessed the exercise along with other senior officers. Both officers expressed that such exercise enhanced the skills of Special Forces and helped in building inter-operability.

The joint exercise was conducted for over seven days and covered skills of shooting and techniques to enable precision surgical strikes against terrorists, hostile elements and rescue missions.

The emphasis was on 'swift deployment' for which the teams used helicopters. The exercise promoted mutual cooperation and understanding between the two elite commando forces.

The IAF pilots performed difficult maneuvers with their machines and the NSG commandos successfully devised new tactics for various anti-terrorist operations.

The joint exercise of the IAF and the NSG was a thrust in the preparedness and ability to combat terrorism or undertake a rescue mission in any form anywhere in the country.

The first such joint exercise was conducted in 2008. (ANI)

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