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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

‘Sudarshan Bharat Parikrama‘ reaches Chennai

It was just a great chance to witness a grand parade of Tata Harrier vehicles – the significance is not the vehicles but the personnel as I stood in salute !

Dressed in catchy black – some standing atop with National flag the vehicles whizzed past Kamarajar Salai .. .. they were no ordinary men – the Nation’s Elitist force – NSG Commandos **

Celebrating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, that commemorates the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, an elite group of 47 National Security Guard (NSG) commandos,  are on  ‘Sudarshan Bharat Parikrama‘ to cover the length and breadth of India. 

As you would know, the National Security Guard (NSG) is an elite counter-terrorism unit under the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).  It was founded under the National Security Guard Act,  following Operation Blue Star, the Golden Temple attack and the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, "for combating terrorist activities and protect states against internal disturbances".  NSG crack commandos are fondly referred as ‘Black Cats’.

Driven in 15 Tata Dark Harriers, this landmark rally is traversing  through 18 prominent cities to cover a distance of 7500 km in less than a month. Currently, the rally has travelled through Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Varanasi, Gaya, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Vishakapatnam, arriving in Chennai today.    The rally was earlier flagged off by Union Home Minister Amit Shah   from the Red Fort in Delhi.  On the occasion of 37th Raising Day of National Security Guards (NSG), Amit Shah described NSG as a world-class trained force, which can deal with all types of terrorism. The Home Minister said in his tweet, ‘Congratulations to our brave NSG personnel on 37th Raising Day. NSG is a world class trained force, which can deal with all types of terrorism (NSG Commandos in India). This brave force has left no stone unturned to live up to its motto ‘Sarvartra Best Security’. India is proud of NSG Black Cats.

The car rally of the Black Cat commandos of the National Security Guard (NSG) has reached Chennai today i.e. on Tuesday.  Giving information about this, NSG commando Lt Col Umesh Rathod said that the car rally is part of ‘Sudarshan Bharat Parikrama’ and would  cover 18 cities in a journey of 7,500 kms.  

NSG was formed in the year 1984. NSG Rising Day is celebrated every year on 16 October  .. the uniformed personnel paid tributes at Tilak Ghat, one of the satyagraha sites at Marina beach here, an official press release said.

Later, Colonel Umesh Rathod, who heads the team, interacted with NCC cadets and motivated them, it said.  

WE salute our Jawans .. .. .. Jai Jawan, Jai Hind

With great regards to our armed forces – S. Sampathkumar
20th Oct 2021.

PS : the photos with watermark are the ones taken by me – rest from twitter. 

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