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NATIONAL SECURITY GUARD (NSG) FORCE RAISING DAY: OCTOBER 16

NATIONAL SECURITY GUARD (NSG) FORCE RAISING DAY: OCTOBER 16

Context:

In 2021, the National Security Guard (NSG) force, popularly known as Black Cats, observing its Raising Day on October 16 and observes on the same date every year. The year 2021 marks the 37th anniversary of the NSG.

About NSG:

  • NSG is a counter-terrorism unit under the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Its motto is ‘Sarvatra Sarvottam Suraksha’”.
  • It was founded on 22 September 1986 under the National Security Guard Act, 1986.
  • It was established after Operation Blue Star, the Golden Temple attack and the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, "for combating terrorist activities and protect states against internal disturbances".
  • It is modelled on the British Special Air Service as well as Germany's GSG 9 (Grenzschutzgruppe 9 or "Border Guard Group 9").
  • It is headquartered in Delhi.

Administration of NSG:

  • The Director-General is assisted by 4 Indian Police Service officers for administrative matters of whom 2 are Inspectors General each for Administration and Headquarters (HQ) who in turn are assisted by Deputy Inspectors General.
  • The Financial Advisor of the NSG has been an officer of the rank of Joint Secretary from Central Accounts Services and is assisted by Dy Financial Advisors.

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