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IPS Officer Daljit Singh Chaudhary Named NSG’s New Director General

Daljit Singh Chaudhary, a 1990 batch IPS officer, has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of the National Security Guard (NSG), marking a significant development in India’s security apparatus. Chaudhary, currently serving as the DG of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), will now shoulder the additional responsibility of leading the NSG, commonly referred to as the “black cats”.

National Security Guard (NSG) Operations and Leadership

  • The NSG operates under federal jurisdiction, specializing in counter-terrorism and anti-hijacking operations.
  • Trained rigorously to handle high-risk situations, the NSG is deployed selectively for extraordinary circumstances sanctioned by the government.
  • The NSG’s swift and decisive actions during the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai garnered widespread recognition.
  • Proficient leadership ensures swift responses to emergent threats, highlighting the importance of capable leadership within the NSG.

Ministry of Home Affairs Announcement

  • An official communique from the Ministry of Home Affairs affirmed Chaudhary’s appointment as Director General of the NSG.
  • Chaudhary’s appointment is on an additional charge basis until a regular incumbent is appointed or further orders are issued.

Crucial Role in National Security

  • Chaudhary’s appointment underscores the government’s commitment to fortifying national security measures.
  • The NSG, with its elite training and specialized skill set, plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the nation against terrorist threats and thwarting hijacking attempts.


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