How to Become a National Security Guard


The National Security Guard (NSG) is a prestigious special response unit in India. The NSG is an organization that accepts only highly skilled and motivated individuals. This government agency specializes in counter-terrorism, VIP protection, hostage rescue and hijacking and piracy neutralization, among many other operations. If you have the skills and you are looking for an exciting career, being a member of India's premium special forces, the National Security Guard, may be the right career path for you.

  • Complete your education and join India's defense forces. The National Security Guard (NSG) is a government agency that does not train or recruit private individuals. Therefore, you have to be a soldier or a member/trainee of a respective government agency in order to be eligible to become a national security guard.

  • Decide what rank or function you want to achieve in the NSG. You can join the Special Action Group (SAG) or the Special Rangers Group (SRG); both are divisions of the NSG. There are certain age requirements so it is best that you plan ahead and have a clear goal for your future in the NSG. Ranks in the NSG range from junior commissioned officer to team commander. Entry-level positions are required to be less than 30 years old and should have a minimum of 2 years in the service.

  • Check if you meet all the application criteria, such as age, service experience, education and physical and health standards. The criteria would depend on the rank you are applying for. You should also have no red-ink entry, no criminal record and have no punishment record in the last three years you are in the service.

  • Submit to a complete medical exam, which will include a physical and psychological evaluation. Keep the document that you will be given after you complete the exam. You will need this when you apply for the National Security Guard training program. The only acceptable medical evaluation for joining the National Security Guard is 'A'.

  • Apply for a National Security Guard training program in Manesar, which is near Delhi. There are a number of different courses in the program, such as a bomb disposal course, VIP driving course and left-wing extremism course. Check the NSG website for information about accommodations, schedules and fees regarding the training program.

  • Apply to become an official member of the National Security Guard. Fill out the application form and pay the required fee. Prepare the documents that prove you have completed the training, served in the army or another recognizable government service and passed the medical exam. Then send the complete documentation to the NSG headquarters in Mehram Nagar, New Delhi.

  • Wait for the confirmation from the National Security Guard office.

Tips & Warnings

  • Additional preparations for the training program, such as sport activities, gym classes and martial arts lessons are highly recommended.
  • Being a member of an elite special force is a privilege, but is also extremely dangerous. Make sure not to mislead your physician about any kind of medical condition that could put you or others in danger.

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