After the Chief Minister Mehbooba resigns, governor of Jammu and Kashmir has taken immediate actions to ensure the security in Jammu and Kashmir.
Some of the NSG units to be deployed in J&K and they would be placed at a BSF facility in Srinagar for time being. More locations for their deployment are yet to be decided till then said Jammu and Kashmir police.
“As is the case when a force is brought into a new theatre, modalities will be discussed with the J&K administration, police and other security agencies,” a senior NSG officer.
These NSG commandos will be deployed for operations when some terror situation arise that demands their special skills.The call will be taken by J&K police at whose disposal the force will be.
A proper infrastructure is being put in place for NSG ahead of its teams moving in. The force will train CRPF and J&K police in entering and storming buildings and other anti-terror skills.
NSA will also train J&K police and other paramilitary forces in room intervention and other anti-terror skills, oversee anti-hijack operations at Srinagar airport and deploy its commandos for intelligence- based operations.
The National Security Guard (NSG) is an Indian special forces unit under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). It was raised in 1984, following Operation Blue Star and the assassination of Indira Gandhi, “for combating terrorist activities with a view to protect states against internal disturbances
The NSG personnel are often referred to in the media as Black Cats because of the black outfit and black cat insignia worn on their uniform
NSG commandos use sophisticated Heckler and Koch MP5 submachine guns, sniper rifles, through-the-wall radar and C-4 explosives to eliminate holed-up terrorists.
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The Ceasefire during Ramzan, provided relief to ordinary people but has put counter-terror forces at a disadvantage. By easing pressure, Indian forces faces difficulties as they would need to intensified their operations in preceding months. According to a senior J&K police officer, had the unilateral ceasefire not been in place and miliatary operations continued in the normal course, around 15-20 terrorists could have been neutralised based on intelligence flow on their movements in built-up areas.”The truce allowed terrorists freedom of movement in residential areas, let them renew supplies, recruit locals, mobilise overground workers and scout for new hideouts and bases,” said an officer.
The possibility has increase as terrorist groups may now strike with renewed vigour, particularly targeting the Amarnath Yatra, and hence the strategy will be focused on neutralising terrorists active in the south Kashmir areas of Shopian, Pulwama, Anantnag and Kulgam.
Intelligence inputs warned for Amarnath Yatra as multiple threats given particularly from the Jaish-e-Muhammed, which was most active during the truce, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen. Terrorists including Pakistani nationals are expectedly planning to infiltrate from across the border and LoC to stage attacks.