NEW DELHI: A batch of 16 personnel, trained in commando skills and unarmed combat, from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was sent to the neighbouring country Pakistan last month to provide security to Indian diplomats and High Commission staff. “They will perform VIP security duties after assessing the situation there,” CISF Director General N R Das told reporters here 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 ITBP earlier guarded the Indian Embassy officials in Afghanistan.-SANA