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* NSG has trained Sri Lankan PM’s security personnel in close protection: Force chief
Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 07:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

GURUGRAM: India's federal counter-terrorist force NSG has trained a select group of personnel who protect the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, the chief of the commando force said on Friday.

In his address on the occasion of the force's 36th Raising Day, NSG director general (additional charge) SS Deswal said the force has acquired the most modern weapons and equipments to distinguish itself as a "world class zero-error force"."

The NSG close protection force has trained 21 personnel of Sri Lanka's PM security division in close protection skills.

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka wrote to the Indian PM and praised the training," Deswal said.

He, however, did not mention the time period when these personnel were trained by the NSG.

The national security guard, also known as the 'black cat' commandos, was raised as a federal contingency force in 1984 to undertake specialist counter-terrorist, counter-hijack and hostage rescue operations.

It has a special component called the CPF (close protection force) that provides security to high-risk VIPs under the top category Z+ cover.

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