Manesar, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday expressed concern over the new types and trends of terrorist attacks, such as ‘lone wolf’ and ‘do it yourself’ modes on social media, observing that the security agencies were presented new challenges.
Addressing the National Security Guard at their 34th Raising Day here, Mr Singh said security agencies were in a continuous process to evolve their strategies and tactics to cope with such threats.
He said terrorists were using social media for publicity and vehicles to run over people in crowded public places.In order to meet the threats, the NSG was upgrading its skills and techniques, he added.
Mr Singh referred to recent attacks in New York and London and highlighted the new ways in which the ultras were targeting people, using vehicles to run over and kill people.
The NSG, since its inception has evolved, and was in a continuous process to adapt and move ahead with time with reference to the new tactics and techniques specialising in tackling situations.
‘Our government has strengthened security,’ Mr Singh said, adding that, ‘In the past four and a half years, there was no major terrorist attack in the hinterland of the country largely due to the vigil of our security forces. Barring Jammu and Kashmir, our security forces have succeeded in preventing terrorist attacks in the rest of the nation.
‘We have seen the best coordination among security forces in J-K resulting in successful security operations. We have decided to deploy one unit of NSG in J&K,’ Mr Singh said
He lauded the NSG for delivering in every situation and tasks that have been assigned to the elite force with precision.
The Union Home Minister also launched the website and Twitter handle of the NSG.Director-General Sudeep Lakhtakia said NSG was now reckoned as a premier force in the world and was also in a process to develop special units of the state police forces as first responders to any security situation.
‘We are a force that acts in a short time and deal with urban militancy,’ said the DG, adding that NSG’s aim is always to keep their strategies ahead of the threats.