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ITBP DG given NSG charge in addnl capacity

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
ITBP Director General (DG) S S Deswal has been given the additional charge of the counter-terror force NSG as the incumbent chief is set to retire on Wednesday, officials said.
The serving NSG DG Sudeep Lakhtakia, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Telangana cadre, will attain superannuation from service on Wednesday.
Deswal, the chief of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force, is Lakhtakia's batchmate but his cadre is Haryana.
An order issued by the Union home ministry said Deswal will hold the post in an "additional" capacity till a successor or regular DG is appointed.
The NSG DG post is occupied by an IPS officer.
The commando force, also known as the 'black cats', was raised in 1984 as the federal contingency force to counter terrorists and hijack-like incidents.

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First Published: Jul 30 2019 | 9:35 PM IST

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