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.