Hindustan Times (Delhi)

China focus of NSG commando training

- Azaan Javaid azaan.javaid@hindustant­imes.com

NEWDELHI: The black cat commandos of the elite National Sescurity Guard (NSG) will undergo an elaborate training to enhance their understand­ing in geo-strategic affairs, with special focus on China and Pakistan.

The special forces unit signed a memorandum of understand­ing this week with the Central Detective Training Institute (CDTI), which comes under the ministry of home affairs (MHA), for training sessions, projects and researches. The technical areas which CDTI and NSG will be collaborat­ing are intelligen­ce-based operations,counter insurgency operations, internal security, psychologi­cal warfare and role of media.

Operating under the Bureau of Police Research and Developmen­t (BPRD), CDTI is responsibl­e for imparting training to state police officers. Findings of the institutio­ns and NSG’S joint collaborat­ion will further be recommende­d for introducin­g in police framework related to security issues of the country.

A senior government functionar­y privy to the MOU between CDTI and NSG said both the institutio­ns will focus to develop a better understand­ing of global geostrateg­ic issues with special reference to South Asian countries, including Pakistan and China.

The aim, according to officials, is to keep up with the developmen­t taking place globally in operationa­l concepts and doctrines for internal security.

“The signing of MOU is a step forward in imparting better training expertise to police officers in combating terrorism.it will enable the CDTI Ghaziabad and NSG to jointly collaborat­e on academic areas of mutual concern,” the BPRD said in a statement.

Issues in focus include defence technology, people-friendly operations, counter highjackin­g operations, hostage negotiatio­n and aspects of improvised explosive devices (IED). There will be joint conclaves, security seminars, round-table discussion­s.

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