Addressing NSG commandos at the event, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that threats posed by “lone wolf attackers” and “do it yourself” terrorists are new and are a major challenge for security agencies.
The decision for NSG's deployment in counter-terror operations was taken by the Home Ministry recently and they will be put to use soon after their acclimatisation programme is over, the officials said.
Abdul Rashid Ajmeri, an Ahmedabad resident, "had absconded to Riyadh before the terror act was committed," DCP of Ahmadabad Crime Branch, Deepan Bhadran said, adding that more names may come out during his interrogation.
The issue was discussed threadbare at a recent meeting of the Union home secretary with representatives of the Indian Air Force, civil aviation ministry, Central Industrial Security Force and other stakeholders.
At present, the NSG is empowered for requisition of aircraft from any operator registered in India in case of emergency, while its anti-hijacking exercise could be conducted on any government or Air India aircraft.