December 17 2008
The shortage of officers in the Indian army is expected to impede its ability to man four regional National Security Guard (NSG) hubs announced in the aftermath of the Bombay terrorist attacks, reports the Times of India.
The army may be asked to provide up to 570 officers, 1,680 junior commissioned officers and 3,800 soldiers for the 7,500-strong NSG.
A special action group assigned to the NSG will also be manned by army personnel.
However, according to official figures,...
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