The National Security Guard (NSG) has said that it is planning to deploy its women commandos in anti-terror operations.
Officials of the NSG said that its woman commandos, who already handle critical duties like providing VIP security and high security drills, are combat ready for high-risk assignments including terror attacks, reported The Times of India.
Commandos of the NSG, also known as "Black Cats", had killed Lashkar-e-Toiba fidayeen in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
The Indian Express quotes NSG DG RC Tayal as saying, â€śWomen commandos have gone through the same training as men, and can perform any task under the mandate of NSG. We are planning combat roles for them.â€ť
Though the NSG plans to give combat roles to its women contingent, an officer told the newspaper that, "We may not initially use them for a frontal attack in a hostage situation. But they can be used as snipers to assist operations."