Commandos of the premier counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG) created history as they scaled the Mount Everest (world’s highest peak) in their maiden attempt.
A seven-member team of NSG, led by Lt Col J P Kumar, successfully unfurled the Indian flag at the 8,848-metre tall peak. This is the first expedition of the NSG to the Mount Everest and the force has been preparing for it since 2017.
Source- The Hindu
Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains 2019:
- A bill for the creation of NSG was introduced in the parliament in August 1986.
- It received the assent of the President on September 22, 1986, and it formally came into being from that date.
- Sudeep Lakhtakia is the Director General of NSG.