NSG faces no shortage of vital equipment

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The National Security Guard (NSG) faces no shortage of vital equipment including those meant for night vision, the government said on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said this in a written statement to the Lok Sabha.

He was responding to a question from a member on whether the NSG lacked vital equipment to operate at night “as was evident” during the terrorist attack on the IAF base at Pathankot in January.

He said the NSG was granted Rs.674.57 crore in 2014-15, out of which 97 percent had been utilised.

The minister added that under a modernisation plan of 2012-17, the government was providing financial assistance to the NSG to acquire sophisticated arms, ammunition and equipment.

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