NSG hub inauguration postponed

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 14:51

Siliguri: The inauguration of a NSG hub near
Kolkata o Wednesday has been postponed in view of the earthquake
in Sikkim, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said
on Tuesday.

"The NSG hub inauguration has been postponed due to the
natural calamity," Banerjee, who was in north Bengal to
oversee rescue and relief operations after Sunday`s
devastating earthquake, said.

The inauguration by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram
with the West Bengal Chief Minister as the chief guest would
be held at a later date, she said.

The 20-acre hub at Madhyamgram in North 24 Parganas
district, near Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International
Airport, houses 241 crack commandos for anti-terror and
counter-hijack operations.

The infrastructure facilities at the hub now have been
made permanent and will have full facilities for commandos
stationed there for special operations.


First Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 14:51
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