J.N. Chaudhary appointed as new chief of NSG

Mr. Jayanta Narayan Chaudhary appointed as new chief of National Security Guard (NSG). Mr. Chaudhary is the 1978 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre and is due to retire in May 2015. He succeeded Arvind Ranjan.

About National Security Guard (NSG)
  • Set up in 1984 as a Federal Contingency Deployment Force to tackle all facets of terrorism in the country.
  • Operates under the oversight of the Ministry of Home Affairs and is headed by the Director General of the Indian Police Service (IPS).
  • The NSG members are also known as Black Cats because of the black drill cotton coveralls and balaclavas or helmets they wear.



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