Monday, 13 September 2010

NSG commandos to secure Commonwealth Games village

Racing to put in place a security system at the Games Village, the government has decided that 20 elite NSG commandos will be deployed three days before the arrival of athletes on September 23.

NSG commandos are taking part in drills that will prepare them to handle any critical situation. The positions to be held by these commandos during emergency have been finalized. They will be divided into static and mobile.

They will stationed at a crisis-intervention centre set up inside the Village. The commandos have been provided with lay-out maps of the Village and JLN Stadium to counter hostage-like situations. The commandos will work in three shifts for eight hours a day. The Village will have a soft launch on September 16 and 10 NSG commandos are likely to be deployed on that day. Full deployment will be made by September 20, said officials.

The NSG has also set up an exclusive "high frequency" signals centre to secure the sporting event. The centre will maintain communication between the personnel deployed, the force headquarters and the NSG garrison in Manesar. Other than the Village, the NSG commandos will also be deployed at JLN Stadium for the opening and closing ceremonies. They, along with Delhi Police, will also sanitize the route to be taken by players.

In the wake of recent reports of air strikes by terrorists, the NSG has procured para motor gliding equipment.


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