Rajnath Singh
Rajnath Singh

Terrorists adopting new tactics, stay alert: Rajnath to security forces

ANI | Updated: Oct 16, 2018 19:12 IST

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], Oct 16 (ANI): Addressing the 34th Raising Day event of National Security Guard (NSG) here on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called upon the security forces to be on alert as "terrorists are adopting new tactics".
The Home Minister said that terrorists are using social media for publicity and vehicles to run over people in crowded public places. Keeping up with the challenges, the NSG is upgrading its skills and techniques, he added.
Singh further credited the armed forces for not allowing the terrorists to carry out any major attack in the nation.
"In the last ten years, there was no big terrorist attack in the hinterland of the country largely due to the alertness of our security forces. Barring Jammu and Kashmir, our security forces have succeeded in preventing terrorist attacks in the rest of the country," Singh said.
"We have seen best coordination among security forces in Jammu and Kashmir resulting in successful security operations. We have decided to deploy one unit of NSG in Jammu and Kashmir," he added.
In order to reduce response time, Singh said that regional hubs of NSG are being set up. Recently, one such hub was inaugurated in Hyderabad.
Singh said the Centre is fully supporting the security forces and has taken several measures for their welfare such as in recruitment and promotion of Constables.
"We are also concerned about families of martyrs and have taken measures to ensure adequate monetary support," he said.
Terming the NSG as our 'Sudarshan Chakra' against terrorists, Singh said it is comparable to any international force of its kind.
"It's not only better than rest but better than the best. In 34 years since its inception, NSG secured a solid place for itself in the security grid of the nation. NSG has become a specialised force with multi-dimensional roles in counter terrorism, anti-hijacking and close protection operations. NSG has fulfilled all tasks entrusted to it with full dedication. People of our country have developed enormous trust in the NSG while the enemies are scared of its capabilities," he said.
Meanwhile, Singh today launched the newly created website and Twitter handle of NSG. He also presented awards and commendations to the Security Forces personnel and their families.
On the occasion, NSG commandos displayed their prowess by conducting demonstrations in counter-terrorist operations using drones, amphibious assaults, canine units and air-dropping of Special Units. Directors General of CAPFs, former DGs of NSG and senior officers of MHA and CAPFs were present at the event. (ANI)