• The Home Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram asserted that National Security Guards will become country's premier force to fight terrorism and hijacking activities. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the NSG regional hub in Mumbai this evening, the Home Minister said that setting up of four NSG regional hubs will boost people's confidence and allay their concerns about security. 
  • Mr. Chidambaram informed 1266 crore rupees have been earmarked for NSG to improve infrastructure facilities in the 12th five year plan. Our Mumbai correspondent reports that this is the first permanent NSG hub set up after the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008. About 21 acres of land have been allocated by the Maharashtra government for setting up of the hub.