Need to improve police forces to counter problem of drone warfare: NSG chief

Drone warfare is a brand new problem for which police forces must improve themselves, National Security Guards (NSG) chief M A Ganapathy mentioned on Saturday. Speaking on the identical occasion, MoS (Home) Nityanand Rai mentioned for assembly new challenges on the safety entrance, forces wanted to accumulate state-of-the-art expertise.

Rai and Ganapathy had been talking at an occasion at Manesar in Haryana which was organised to rejoice the 37th elevating of the nation’s elite counter-terrorism drive.

“Drone warfare is a new challenge. We need to upgrade ourselves. We have done quite a bit and every security force needs to upgrade itself for counter-drone technology. Drones are an easy way to create mischief, to drop bombs and payload like weapons and ammunition,” Ganapathy mentioned on the sidelines of the occasion.

His assertion comes months after two drones dropped IEDs on the Jammu base of the Indian Air Force in February, which was the primary occasion of an assault being executed with the assistance of drones in India.

The drones had been suspected to have been flown from throughout the border. For the previous few years, drones, suspected to have been flown from Pakistan, have been repeatedly dropping arms, ammunition and medicines inside India.

MoS (Home) Nityanand Rai in his deal with burdened on the necessity to purchase the newest expertise and experience and growing inner capability constantly.

“He expressed pleasure that NSG has over the years acquired latest weapons and state of the art equipment and is one of the best Counter Terrorism Forces in the world. He also lauded the contribution of NSG Hubs in capacity building and in conducting regular exercises with state police forces,” the NSG mentioned in a press release.

Ganapathy in his deal with mentioned that following the February incident on the Jammu air base, NSG personnel have been deployed at Jammu and Kashmir air bases to counter drone assaults and they’re discharging their duties efficiently.

“Counter-drone equipment, radar, jammers and drone kill guns have been inducted in the force to meet the challenge of the drone threats,” Ganapathy mentioned.

On being requested if NSG can be endeavor operations in Jammu and Kashmir, Ganpathy mentioned, “We have expertise for house intervention and anti-hijack operations. Once we are called, we will go. It essentially depends on the state government and forces operating on the ground to seek NSG.”

Ganapathy mentioned that to enhance the coaching of his males, capturing ranges have been established at Delhi, Manesar, Mumbai and Kolkata.

“Live grenades recovered by Delhi police and several tiffin bombs dropped by drones in Amritsar, Punjab have been diffused by NSG. Keeping in view the perspective of urban security, NSG in August completed the third exercise of the Gandiv series. The aim of this exercise is to give befitting reply to terrorists after establishing proper coordination between different agencies in case there are simultaneous attacks in various cities. We have conducted simultaneous exercises in cities such as Ahmedabad and Bhopal and mobilised forces from Delhi,” Ganapathy mentioned.

He knowledgeable that NSG’s VIP safety unit offered safety to to VIPs in 4,600 programmes up to now one yr.

“It includes 260 public meetings and election rallies. We have also signed an MoU with the National Security University with the aim of using its research in the field of security and promoting Indian startups,” he mentioned.