How to become Commando in NSG (National Security Guard)

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They are one of the best and highly trained soldiers. Professional’s say on average out of 1000 Indian soldier only one can qualify for the commando. But if you have decided and dreamed of becoming commando. Then it may be very easy for you. You just have to be passionate about your job. Here in this article, I am going to share with you the complete details about the going to share with you guys. how can you become commando in NSG (National Security Guard) India?

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National Security Guard (NSG) was set up in 1984 as a Federal Contingency Deployment Force to tackle all facets of terrorism in the country. Becoming a commando in India is not an easy task. Read the article very carefully so that you can understand and everything very clearly.

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How to become NSG Commando in India?

There is no direct recruitment. The recruitment for NSG Commandos are generally done from existing defence forces. So in order to be eligible to become a National Security Guard, one has to be a soldier or a trainee of a military or Para-military force.
Only those with excellent performances are considered for NSG. Besides, they should not have any red-ink entry, no criminal record and have no punishment record in the last three years of service.

In order to become commando, first thing which you have to do is Join Indian Army as a JCO (Junior commissioned Officer) or CO (commissioned officer) or soldier  after the few years of service you can apply for the post of commando.

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Process to Apply:

  1. 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.
  2. Wait for the confirmation from the National Security Guard office.Once you get a confirmation for the NSG office. Now you have to go through the medical exams.
  3.  If you pass the medical also. then you are in the NSG academy now.

Selection Process of NSG Commando:

  • Stage 1: Pre- Selection criteria.
  • Stage 2: Selection& initial qualification training.
  • Stage 3: Advanced NSG training.

Only those candidates who finish the 14 months of training effectively are inducted into the NSG staff are sent for the advanced combat training to Israel.

NSG Commando is composed in three parts:

  1. Special Action Group (SAG)
    The special action group is the NSG’s principle offensive strike wing. Its members are exclusively drawn from the Indian Amry. They are tasked with the counter-terrorist & counter hijacking operations.
  2. Special Ranger Group (SRG)
    this is the force that is deployed to protect VIP/VVIPs. Its members are drawn from the central armed police forces and state police.
  3. Special Composite Group (SCG)
    This the NSG’s offensive team that is deployed for tackling counter-terrorist operations. It is deployed for carrying out the counter-terrorist operation in 5 regions- Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata & Gandhi Nagar.

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Phantom Commando of NSG:

Phantom commandos are selected for very high-risk situation whre failure is not an option. The best of the elitist NSG are chosen and sent to an unrevealed location to train among the best and latest practices to make them live up to their name- PHANTOM.


There is no direct way to be NSG commando. Being an NSG commando is an opportunity only a few get. But you have a passion for that you should definitely choose your dream. They live for the nation and are like guardian angels who protect the country from unknown threats.

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