Hyderabad: Emphasising the importance of
world class training for NSG commandos, Home Minister P
Chidambaram ON Monday underlined the importance to have quick
response time (QRT) in repulsing terror attacks.
"The NSG commandos would be sent to visit their
counterparts in Russia and France to update themselves on
training methods and equipment," Chidambaram said after
inaugurating the infrastructure of the Hyderabad hub of the
National Security Guard here.
Stressing on quick response time to counter terrorist
attacks, he informed that the minimum time for an NSG unit of
Hyderabad to assemble and be airborne would be 60 minutes.
In the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the
Home Ministry had announced setting up of four additional NSG
regional hubs in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad with
an aim to reduce response time and reach the operation area as
quickly as possible.
Although all the four regional hubs are operational, the
Hyderabad hub is the first among them to have a permanent
The hub was earlier located at new Bowenpally locality,
next to Begumpet Airport. The operations were later shifted to
Tirumulgherry in January last year.
The Home Minister further informed that a state-of-art
training facility, exclusively for the NSG training in
southern states, would soon come up at Ibrahimpatnam here.
He hoped that the other regional hubs at Kolkata, Chennai
and Mumbai would be inaugurated by the end of this year.
Andhra Pradesh Home Minister P Sabita Indira Reddy, DGP
Dinesh Reddy, Commissioner of Police AK Khan and other senior
officials attended the function.