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Special Protection Group (SPG)

Posted on : 17 Dec 2019

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  • The Indian Special Protection Group (SPG) is a special force for providing proximate security to the Prime Minister of India and former Prime Ministers of India and members of their immediate families wherever in the world they are.
  • It was formed in 1988 by an act of the Parliament of India.
  • In March 1985, the Birbal Nath Committee submitted its recommendations of raising a Special Protection Unit (SPU).
  • It provides security only to the Prime Minister of India.
  • Earlier, it used to provide security to former prime ministers as well but now Z+ security cover has been given to them.  

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider following statements about Special Protection Group (SPG)
    1.The Indian Special Protection Group (SPG) is a special force for providing proximate security to the Prime Minister of India.
    2.It was formed in 1988 by an act of the Parliament of India.
    Which of the above statements(s) is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : Both 1 and 2


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