The anti-terror National Security guard regional hub was inaugurated in 22 acres of land in Tirumulgherry in Secunderabad at a cost of Rs.37.96 crore. Though there are three functional NSG’s in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, this hub is the first one to have permanent infrastructure.
The regional hub here will have 241 commandos, ready for deployment round the clock as fast as possible. The decision to set up this hub was taken after the Mumbai, 26/11 attacks in 2008 to reduce the response time and reach the area of action as quickly as possible. During the Mumbai terrorist attacks, it took several hours to deploy NSG commandos to assemble from Manesar, near Gurgaon in Haryana which was home to the NSG. The response time for the NSG unit in Hyderabad to assemble and airborne is 60 minutes.
The NSGs here will be provided with modern weapons and world class training to handle terrorist attacks and hijacking in planes. These NSG commandos will also be sent to Russia and France to update themselves with modern training methods and equipment.
In order to curb terrorism, the government is taking several measures such as increasing the capacity in NSG, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF) and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). Apart from that government and security agencies are also introducing new course, new training modules and new equipment at the NSG hubs to bring down the number in terrorist attacks.
A state-of-the art facility for training NSG in Southern states is also coming up at the Ibrahimpatnam in Hyderabad.