India's elite anti-terrorism force National Security Guard (NSG) celebrated its 33rd Raising Day at its headquarter in Manesar. The NSG was set up in 1984 as a Federal Contingency Deployment Force to tackle all facets of terrorism in the country. As a specialized counter-terrorism force, it is intended for use "only in exceptional situations" and not meant to take over the "functions of the State Police Forces or other Para Military Forces".
During the celebrations, NSG operators showcased their various capabilities and elite skills during a series of exercises, to include an assault on a double decker bus that was seized by terrorists. NSG operators, along with MWD/K9s, used their MARS RDD Elevated Tactics Systems to access the upper deck of the bus and subdue the terrorists. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said India is proud of the NSG's achievements and reminded them to continue to develop their preparedness, hone their skills, and adapt to new technologies.