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CISF commandos to guard Indian diplomats in Pak
March 10, 2009 16:34 IST
The government has sent a special unit of trained commandos to Pakistan to protect top diplomats of the Indian Embassy there. The batch of 16 personnel, trained in commando skills and unarmed combat from the Central Industrial Security Force, was sent to the neighbouring country in February.
"They will perform VIP security duties after assessing the situation there," CISF Director General N R Das told reporters on the sidelines of the force's 40th raising day.
The team includes few drivers who are trained in VIP security drills. Das said the security of the Indian Embassy is looked after by the Pakistan government.
The actual role of the CISF commandos would be finalised after an assessment report is prepared. Some of the members of the team will also perform technical support duties.
The CISF commandos protect diplomats at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu while the Indo-Tibetan Border Police earlier guarded the Indian Embassy officials in Afghanistan.