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SPG Security, know what is special?

SPG Security, know what is special?
SPG Security, know what is special?

After former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the government has now withdrawn SPG protection from the Gandhi family. 

- Now only PM Modi will be left with SPG cover. SPG Security is the strongest security in India. 

- The SPG was formed in 1985 after the death of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. 

History of SPG and features 

- The SPG Act 1988 was passed in the Parliament in 1988 with the aim of strengthening the Prime Minister's security circle. 

- When VP Singh became Prime Minister, the government withdrew SPG security of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. 

- The SPG Act was amended after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. Now under this act, former Prime Ministers and their families were to be given SPG protection for at least 10 years.

- Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee re-reviewed the SPG Act during his government and withdrew SPG protection from former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao, including HD Deve Gowda and Indra Kumar Gujral. 

- In 2003, the Vajpayee government once again amended the SPG Act and reduced the security for 10 years to one year. 

It was to be counted a year since he left the post of Prime Minister. It also said that if the life of a former Prime Minister is in danger, it can be extended by one year.

SPG gets such training

- SPG is a highly trained unit and is equipped with modern equipment and vehicles. 

- It consists of 3,000 commandos who are selected from the Security Forces of the country. 

- Till now, these 3000 soldiers used to be ready for the protection of Gandhi family i.e. Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi and Prime Minister Modi, but now these commandos will have the responsibility of protecting PM Modi alone.

Why is the best security force

- Whenever an SPG security person travels, small teams of the SPG are formed and a thorough examination of that location is done. 

- Officers arrive at that place in advance and the place is made safe 24 hours in advance. The SPG also consists of team campers and bomb disposal specialists. Their training goes on continuously.

SPG has state-of-the-art equipment

The SPG team has state-of-the-art equipment. According to the SPG Act, all states and union territories support the SPG. 

SPG commandos have modern rifles, sight-seeing glasses, sophisticated communication equipment, bulletproof jackets, gloves, elbows and knee guards. 

It also has a squad of high-tech vehicles. SPG owns BMW 7 Series armoured vehicles, Range Rovers, BMW SUVs, Toyota and Tata's armoured vehicles.

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