CRPF's Nalin Prabhat takes over as NSG Director General

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Senior 1992 batch IPS officer Nalin Prabhat of Andhra Pradesh cadre has been appointed as the Director General of the country's counter-terrorism force, National Security Guard (NSG).

An Overview of the News

  • Prabhat is currently serving as Additional Director General in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

  • The appointment was made by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for a period up to August 31, 2028, which is the date of his superannuation.

  • Before Prabhat's appointment, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) chief Daljit Singh Choudhary held additional charge of NSG.

  • The ACC also approved the appointment of Sapna Tiwari, Additional Director, Intelligence Bureau, as Special Director in the agency for a tenure of two years from the date she assumes charge of the post or the date of her superannuation or till April 30, 2026.

National Security Guard (NSG)

  • The NSG, often known as the Black Cats, serves as a counter-terrorism unit within India.

  • Established on 16 October 1984 in response to Operation Blue Star, the NSG comes under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • Its primary function is to counter terrorist activities and protect states from internal disruptions.

  • NSG is famous for its specialized training and quick response to security threats.

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