CISF to get commando training to guard vessels
- SC slams BCCI over Lodha report: Better fall in line, or we will make you fall in line
- SAARC Summit: Now, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan say they won't be going to Islamabad
- To isolate Pak, India pulls out of Islamabad SAARC summit
- Global competitiveness index: India jumps 16 ranks for second time, now at 39
- Shimon Peres, last surviving link to Israel's founding fathers, dies at 93
The Central Industrial Security Force, which got a nod from the Shipping Ministry for deployment on merchant vessels on piracy prone sea routes, will be trained with the Marine Commandos (MARCOS) of the Navy, officials said.
Initially, the state-owned merchant vessels will be given a preference in the deployment process. The CISF is preparing a batch of 150-200 personnel to be deployed on merchant vessels. These personnel will be also trained to cope with 'sea-sickness' and taught international laws and marine science. Before they undergo training, they will face an interview that will determine their mental strength.
- Let’s not allow debate about what it means to be Indian to be held hostage to jingoists and bigots
- Telescope: From Fawad Khan to Kalki Koechlin, journeys to keep an eye on
- Shouldn’t weekly off day be a matter of choice, instead of being dictated by law?
- India’s search for alternatives to regional forum must quicken
- Struggle against caste system & capitalism are inextricably linked
- Power struggle within weakens Samajwadi Party already undergoing an identity crisis in UP