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Lakhtakia appointed new DG of National Security Guard

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senion IPS Lakhtakia has been appointed as the new (DG) of the 'black cats' commando force

An order appointing the 1984-batch (IPS) of the Telangana cadre was today issued by the of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister

The is currently serving as a Special DG in the (CRPF) headquarters here.

He will take over from incumbent S P Singh who will retire from the post of DG on January 31.

Lakhtakia will be at the top post of the elite counter- terror force till July next year, which is also his scheduled retirement.

The (NSG) was raised as the to counter terrorists and hijack- like incidents in 1984.

The of the force are based in five hubs across the country, apart from their main garrison in Gurgaon's Manesar, and they also render personal security to some of the most high-profile VVIPs like and some chief ministers.

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First Published: Fri, January 19 2018. 19:05 IST