A week-long, 8th All India Police Commando Competition was organised by the National Security Guard, wherein 25 teams from different Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and state police forces participated and which concluded yesterday.
Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister of India graced the impressive closing ceremony. The Chairman of AIPSCB, Rajiv Jain, Director, Intelligence Bureau and large numbers of senior officers of CAPFs, NSG and State Police Forces attended the closing ceremony.
Sudhir Pratap Singh, IPS, DG, NSG welcomed the Chief Guest and other officials/dignitaries. He also briefed the minister about the conduct of entire competition. Addressing the commandos and soldiers, the Home Minister congratulated the winning teams as well as all other teams from CAPFs and state police forces for their extreme hard work for making the competition successful. He said that a soldier becomes commando after putting in extreme hard work. Reminding about the terror attacks in Mumbai, Akshardham and Pathankot and the crucial role played by the NSG Commandos, the minister said that the NSG has not only brought laurels to the country but also recognised as the special force by the entire world. He said that in the event of any terror incident, the country remembers NSG Commandos with great expectations.
The NSG team won the prestigious competition. The teams from BSF and Maharashtra Police secured second and third positions, respectively. The Home Minister encouraged the winners of the competition by presenting medals and trophies. He also appreciated the efforts put in by NSG in the smooth conduct of this competition.
A Sniper Shooting Competition was also introduced first time in the All India Police Commando Competition. An equipment display was organised on the sidelines of the competition where the latest weapons and equipment for the security forces were showcased.