NSG seeks nod to support forces in J-K counter-terror operations

April 5, 2018 | Brainwave Science


National Security Guards has approached the home ministry and top national security planners seeking support for counter-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir. This initiative aims to maintain the cutting edge of NSG and acquire necessary on-field operational experience for its experts.

The National Security Guards proposal comes after security forces lost troopers in high-risk house counter-terror intervention operations. These were used to neutralize holed up terrorists or fidayeens (suicide attackers) in densely populated localities of the valley.

Security forces try to tire out the terrorists by constantly firing at the adversary with high caliber weapons. The rate of firing is often such that the structure collapses or catches fire with the holed up terrorists being collateral damage.

The NSG HIT teams use state of the art Heckler and Koch MP5 sub-machine guns, gas guns, M 107 Barret sniper rifles, through-the-wall radars, corner shot rifles and C-4 explosives to neutralize holed-up terrorists with minimum casualties and damage to the structure. A typical NSG HIT team has six troopers led by a non-commissioned officer along with demolition experts and crack marksmen.

The Modi government is considering NSG’s proposal, while the elite force also offered to let its HIT teams participate and serve in special counter-terror operations in the Valley. The NSG also took the proposal to CRPF – a paramilitary force involved in counter-insurgency activities in the restive state.

The NSG wants to test its skills also for battle inoculation. Their last success was when their neutralized 4 Pakistani Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists in the Pathankot air base attack in January 2016. They also tackled terrorists involved in the 26/11 Mumbai attack and September 24, 2002, Akshardham temple attack in Gandhinagar in Gujarat.


It’s no easy task for law enforcement to protect national borders and citizens in today’s world. With terrorism constantly expanding and on the rise, their challenges become greater and harder. Counter-terror operations are even harder to be carried out.

Terrorists keep updating and changing their methods to do harm. The new technology and communication methods facilitate their hateful mission. In addition to this, they use Social Media platforms to recruit believers amongst the young people. They are easier to influence, by playing on their insecurities and need to belong and be part of something bigger.

Moreover, the investigative methods today are limited in results. The polygraph test only detects a lie, while DNA testing can only place a suspect at the scene of the crime. Unfortunately, not all crimes have DNA present to be tested. Even more so, these methods are very expensive and time-consuming.

In a world where terrorists change the way people live and their safety level, law enforcement needs to adapt and upgrade to new methods to fight back.

In Jammu and Kashmir, counter-terror operations create damage, even amongst the special troops fighting terrorists. NSG needs a different strategy to fight-back criminals who threaten the area, one to strengthen their actions. A new approach is needed to save time, money, and law enforcement officers and to keep national borders and its citizens safe from harm.



In such a violent world, what’s the best way to fight back against terrorist and criminals who threaten entire nations? iCognative by Brainwave Science is an unprecedented security solution coming to aid officials from Counter-terrorism, Counter-Intelligence, Border Security and Law Enforcement fields. Its unique value consists in its ability to distinguish between suspects and innocents by a simple test of brainwave activity and response to certain stimuli.

iCognative relies only on the proven 99.9% accuracy of the system, no human intervention being needed. It can determine a perpetrator’s any type of involvement in a terrorist action. For NSG, this modern security solution can become a real ally in their counter-terror missions. As a part of their strategy, iCognative can make interrogation more efficient, useful and gain valuable intelligence from suspects. In addition, it can change their game plan, making violent interventions less necessary or even more on point.

A simple 45 minutes test can determine what knowledge the suspect has. How is that possible? iCognative test involves collecting informational evidence from the crime scene and comparing it with the information stored in the brain of the suspect. A test case can be built in 15 minutes, with information regarding a specific terrorist crime, known only to perpetrator/s and by investigating agents. This information can be used as stimuli in the form of pictures or text introduced in the iCognative test case. Then this will be shown on a computer screen, while the system monitors the brain’s activity and response to them. The stimuli can be information such as details of a crime scene, bomb-making knowledge or how a terrorist organization works. In order to see if any suspects are connected to the resolved NSG cases, we can use as stimuli: Pathankot air base, the month when the attack happened (January 2016) and any other significant relevant information which investigators collected from this terrorist activity, in the form of text or simply images.

The technology can be used to test any suspect, witness or part involved or relevant to a terrorist crime or action. Let’s take, for example, an individual or group of suspects from Jammu and Kashmir. Amy investigative officer can use the iCognative technology to determine what they know in terms of terrorist actions or determine their link to terrorist groups or networks.

After the test, the system analyses collected brain’s response to each stimulus and determines within a less than half a minute if the information is present in the suspect’s brain or not. This technology is incomparable to any other existing security solution.

With the information obtained after the test, NSG can better plan missions; they can better investigate relevant people to their counter-terror actions. Targeting real suspects and perpetrators can save casualties in the process.

iCognative, law enforcement from any nation can be empowered in their fight against terrorism through a modern and innovative security solution that is unprecedented.



Hindustan Times