It took just 19 minutes for National Security Guard commandos to rush out of their regional nucleus at Trimulgherry, 15 minutes to reach the Hakimpet Air Force Base and another 30 minutes to get airborne for their destination. It is the rejoinder time in which the NSG commandos get ready to foil a terrorist attack.
The NSG regional hub which has become fully operational was inaugurated by Union home minister, P. Chidambaram on Monday. Speaking about the attentiveness of the NSG, Chidambaram has stated the commandos should strive to further reduce the response time in case of any terrorist attack.
“We cannot have the funds to waste even a second in a counter- terrorist operation,” he has told. The Union government has projected to set up NSG regional hubs at Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai after the Mumbai carnage of November 26, 2008.
Chidambaram has asked the NSG officials to visit France and Russia to learn advanced practice to counter urban guerrilla terrorism and militancy. The NSG hub in Hyderabad is the first one to be fully operational with all modern communications and advanced training facilities.
The Centre will take all events to improve the NSG capacity building. It is also setting up a dog training and propagation centre for the security forces. “The Central Reserve Police Force, which is organize across the country, itself needs 3,000 dogs for its operations,” the home minister has said.
NSG director-general R Medhekar has told that the regional hub got an administrative office, commando barracks, dog kennel and all other modern security infrastructure.
“We are soon setting up a state-of-the-art training facility in 600 acres at Ibrahim patnam. We want to train commandos for southern and western states,” he has stated. National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) chairman and managing director, Vishnu P Das has said that the NSG regional hub spread over 22 acres, got all modern facilities.
It was created by the NBCC within a short extent of four months. NSG got only one training facility at Manesar till now. State home minister, P Sabita Indra Reddy, director general of police, V Dinesh Reddy and other senior officials of police and armed forces have contributed in the foundational function.
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