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'Untrained' NSGs Sent to Pathankot When There Were 50K Armymen: Captain Amarinder Singh

Published: 15th February 2016 04:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2016 04:14 AM   |  A+A-

Capt.jpgPunjab Congress Chief Captain Amarinder Singh has said governments do not give any “credit” to the Army, which has been making sacrifices daily to protect the borders and battle insurgency. He also questioned the handling of the terror attack at the Pathankot airbase. “An entire post of soldiers was lost in Siachen recently. Every day there is a coffin coming back from counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir. “I’m afraid this government or any government doesn’t seem to give any credit to the Army,” the former Chief Minister said at Delhi Gymkhana’s first literature festival here. The fromer Army officer gave the example of the Pathankot terror attack, saying that the National Security Guards flown in to control the situation were “not trained” for the task. “In the case of Pathankot, where you have 50,000 troops, two armoured brigades and 39 divisions and you still have to send the blue-eyed boys of the NSG from here to carry out an operation for which they are not trained,” he said. 

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