Gurgaon: In order to reduce the strike time of NSG commandos during counter-terror operations, the force has charted new modalities with various states to ensure seamless digital communication and quick logistics to the 'black cats'.
   
The National Security Guard (NSG), learning from its experiences and hindrances it faced during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, has now got a state-of-the-art "radio gateway" gadget that can bring both mobile phones and wireless sets of police forces and the striking NSG squad on one frequency, thereby ensuring continuous flow of information between them.
   
"You will see a vast change in the way NSG works in the coming years. We have cut down all the extraneous procedures (during operations) and the whole idea is to have a lean and mean fighting commando," NSG chief Rajan K Medhekar said at the forces' garrison in Manesar here.
   
Medhekar said the elite counter-terror and counter-hijack forces' capability "in terms of communication has vastly increased and has progressed into digital communication totally".
   
"The first problem (during commando strikes) which we used to face was communication... they (local police) used some different frequencies and what we used to do was to exchange wireless sets. Now, what we have got is a radio gateway," the NSG Director General said.
   
The communication that we have now is encrypted and secure and we can do texting and video transfer to our commando deep inside the strike zone and we can even remote kill our lost radio sets during such operations, the DG said.

(Agencies)