India to deploy ‘Black Cat’ commandos in IOK

 
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NEW DELHI April 30 (TNS): India wants to deploy soon the ‘Black Cat’ commandos of the National Security Guards in Indian held Kashmir, officials said.

‘Black Cat’ commandos of the elite counter-terror force NSG are set to be deployed soon in Jammu and Kashmir to help security forces in dealing with encounters and hostage-like situations, officials said on Monday.

According to Times of India report, the Ministry of Home Affairs is examining a proposal to deploy a contingent of the National Security Guard (NSG) commandos in the Kashmir Valley so that they can join the Indian Army, the Central Reserve Police Force and the state police.

Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, S P Vaid had also said recently that he has been working on the proposal. “Hope I will be successful,” he had said.

This is not for the first time that the NSG commandos, ‘Black Cat’, would be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir. The commandos of the elite force have been deployed in the Valley in the past too.

The move to deploy NSG commandos in Kashmir comes in the wake of increasing incidents of encounters where security forces have lost many soldiers during high-risk house intervention operations in densely populated localities.

The ‘Black Cat’ commandos were deployed to tackle the terrorists who carried out the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, January 2016 terror attack at the Pathankot air base as well as eliminating the terrorists who attacked the Akshardham temple in Gujarat.