09 November, 2019
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Syllabus subtopic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.
News: The Union government is expected to take away the security cover by Special Protection Group (SPG) being provided at present to Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi. They will, however, continue to get a Z+ security cover, where they will be provided commandos belonging to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
Prelims focus: Roles and features of various security forces.
Mains focus: Need for and significance of these security forces.
How are security levels decided?
Origins of SPG:
Various categories of security:
Besides the SPG, VIPs in India are protected by other security forces as well. The levels of security cover are determined by the threat perception around the individual.
Source: The Hindu
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