Special Protection Group
Indian special force
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The Special Protection Group (SPG) is a a federal law enforcement agency under the Cabinet Secretariat charged with protecting the Prime Minister of India and members of his/her immediate families wherever in the world they are.
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SPG only secures PM, CRPF 56 VIPs: GovtThe Special Protection Group (SPG) only has the Prime Minister under its cover while the CRPF secures 56 important people in the country, the government informed Parliament on Tuesday.
Pak-based terror group likely to attack PM Modi's Ramlila Maidan rally on Dec 22: SourcesSpecial Protection Group (SPG) and the Delhi Police will look after the security arrangement during Modi's rally at Ramlila Maidan
Pak terror groups can target Modi at Ramlila: IntelPakistan-based terror groups plan "to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Ramlila ground on December 22" where he is scheduled to address a mega rally organised by the Bharatiya Janata Party on..
Gandhis must understand that SPG cover only for PM: BJP MP Neeraj ShekharBJP MP and son of former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar, Neeraj Shekhar on Wednesday said that Gandhi family should understand that they are secure with Z-plus security and SPG security cover is only..
Parliament passes bill to amend SPG Act; Amit Shah rejects charge of political vendettaUnion home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday strongly rejected Congress's charge of political vendetta over the SPG Bill amendments and asserted that the government was concerned about security of all 130..
SPG (Amendment) Bill passed by Parliament amid Congress protestThe Congress has alleged that the amendment was brought for the purpose to remove the SPG security of the members of the Gandhi family.
BJP leader Narasimha Rao slams Congress over SPG cover issueBJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao on Tuesday slammed the Congress for raking up the issue of SPG cover after it was withdrawn for party leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi and asserted..
Security breach at Priyanka Gandhi's home days after losing SPG protection, complaint filed with CRPFFive people, including a girl, were sitting in the car, which managed to reach the porch near the garden at Priyanka Gandhi's house.
Security breach at Priyanka Gandhi's residence last weekThere was a security breach at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's Lodhi Estate home last week with unknown persons barging in and asking for selfies, sources said on Monday. The Centre withdrew..
Rahul Gandhi violated SPG norms 1,892 times: Amit ShahAmit Shah informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi violated norms of SPG 1,892 times since 2015. Replying on the SPG Amendment Bill 2019, Shah said that during the past..
SPG amendment bill passed in Lok SabhaLok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill to amend the SPG Act. According to the amendment, the SPG will now protect the prime minister and members of his immediate family residing with him at his official..
Security of Gandhi family not withdrawn but only changed: Amit ShahReplying to the debate on the SPG (Amendment) Bill, Union minister Amit Shah said the security of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka has not been withdrawn but changed..
Congress refutes govt claim, says bullet-proof vehicles used by SPG not with Gandhis
Bill to amend SPG Act introduced in Lok SabhaAmid slogan shouting by opposition members, a bill to amend the Special Protection Group (SPG) Act was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday by minister of state for home affairs G Kishen Reddy. This comes..
CRPF to get vehicles, gadgets used by SPG to shield Gandhis
SPG Bill in Lok Sabha next week; former-PM, kin may lose coverThe government will table the proposed amendments to the Special Protection Group (SPG) Act next week . Under this Act family members of former Prime Ministers will not be guarded by the elite..
Family members of formers PMs will not be guarded by SPG: SourcesThe family members of former prime ministers will not be guarded by the elite Special Protection Group commandos, as per the amendments approved by the Union cabinet to the SPG Act, official sources..
'Part of politics': Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacks Modi govt on withdrawal of SPG coverThis is the first time that someone from the Gandhi family has commented on the Ministry of Home Affairs' decision to change the security template of the members of the Gandhis.
Priyanka Gandhi attacks Modi government on withdrawal of SPG cover, says it's part of politicsThis is the first time that someone from the Gandhi family has commented on the Ministry of Home Affairs' decision to change the security template of the members of the Gandhis.
It's politics, this keeps happening: Priyanka on removal of SPG cover
Congress calls for restoration of SPG protection to Gandhi family, youth wing stages protest near ParliamentThe government should look into the issues of safety of politicians beyond the partisan political considerations and restore the cover, the party leader said.
Congress demands restoration of SPG cover for GandhisRaising the issue in the upper house, Congress leader Anand Sharma on Wednesday said the SPG cover should be "restored" going beyond "partisan politics." The party has been raising the issue in both..
CRPF writes to states, UTs on new security protocol for GandhisThe central government earlier this month decided to withdraw the SPG security protection given to members of the Gandhi family.
Withdrawal of SPG cover to Gandhis: Congress MPs stage walkout in Lok Sabha after Speaker refuses to hold discussionCongress said the Centre's move to withdraw SPG security cover for the family was 'arbitrary', adding that there were "existing and probable threats" to the Gandhis.
Issue of withdrawal of SPG cover for Gandhis raised in Lok Sabha
Congress gives notice of adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over withdrawal of SPG cover of Gandhis
Cong attacks govt for removing SPG cover of Gandhis, to petition PrezDuring Question Hour, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raised the issue and attacked the ruling government for its pettiness and demanded that the security detail be reinstated.
Congress adds removal of SPG cover to slowdown protestsThe interesting AICC directive, while reiterating the economic agenda of protest, underlined “in the meanwhile, we have also seen the vindictive action of the BJP government in the withdrawal of SPG..
CRPF takes over security of Gandhi family after govt withdraws SPG coverThe central government last week decided to revoke the SPG security protection given to members of the Gandhi family.
CRPF takes over security of GandhisThe CRPF has taken over the security duties of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka on Monday after the Union government withdrew their SPG cover last week, officials said. Union..
'Dedication, discretion and personal care': Sonia Gandhi writes to SPG chief, thanks him for security to familyThe SPG is an outstanding force, its members imbued with courage and patriotism in every task they are given, Sonia Gandhi said.
Sonia Gandhi thanks SPG for its service, terms it 'outstanding' forceIn a letter to SPG director Arun Kumar Sinha on Saturday, Sonia Gandhi expressed her deep appreciation and gratitude to the force for protecting her and her family with "dedication, discretion and..
SPG cover withdrawal: Change based on intel, not 10 Janpath’s perception: BJP
Withdrawal of SPG cover vindictive, govt playing with lives of Gandhis: Congress
SPG cover gone, Sonia, Rahul & Priyanka to be frisked at airports now
SPG cover withdrawal will expose entire Gandhi family to threats: Ghulam Nabi Azad"I condemn the way the SPG security of the Gandhi family has been removed. Rajiv Gandhi (former prime minister) died as his security cover was not foolproof. Now, the withdrawal of SPG cover would..
As Centre removes Gandhi family's SPG cover, Congress workers protest outside Amit Shah's homePrime Minister Narendra Modi will now be the sole protectee of the elite SPG commandos.
Gandhis' SPG cover withdrawal: PM Modi, Amit Shah blinded by political vendetta, alleges Congress
BJP has 'descended to ultimate personal vendetta': Ahmed Patel on Gandhis' SPG cover withdrawal
Government withdraws SPG cover of Sonia, Rahul and PriyankaThe government has decided to withdraw the SPG cover of all three members of the Nehru-Gandhi family — Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra...
Government revokes SPG security for Gandhi family, to be accorded Z+ protection instead: sourcesThe security cover of all former Prime Ministers and their families are reviewed from time-to-time and downgraded as and when required.
Congress cadre can chill, new SPG rules won't let Rahul Gandhi go 'missing' abroadApart from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the SPG guards only three persons - Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Former PM Manmohan Singh, wife get 'Z+' VIP CRPF security coverA CRPF 'Z+' VIP security cover has been accorded to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh whose SPG protection was recently withdrawn by the government, officials said on Monday.
Manmohan Singh's security downgraded to Z+ over 'low threat perception'Dr Singh stepped down as Prime Minister in May 2014 after the UPA was voted out. He has had SPG protection for five years thereafter
Manmohan Singh loses SPG cover, but will still have Z+ securityThe government has withdrawn SPG security cover to former PM Manmohan Singh, though he will continue to have the “highest category” Z-plus protection, to be provided by CRPF. A home ministry..
SPG: 3,000 plus force provides proximate security to 4 VVIPsSpecial Protection Group (SPG), an about 3000-strong "zero error" security force for the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their immediate family members, guards just four people now,..
Manmohan Singh's SPG cover to be removed, to continue to get Z+ securityOnly four political leaders will get SPG cover now.
Government withdraws SPG cover to ex-PM Manmohan SinghThe Centre has withdrawn Special Protection Group (SPG) cover for former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, though he continues to be a Z-plus protectee. As per the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) sources,..
Returning from Patna court, Rahul Gandhi drops in at restaurant for a mealSources said Rahul Gandhi, who stepped down as Congress president recently taking moral responsibility for the debacle in Lok Sabha polls, ordered dosa along with coffee which he enjoyed. Several..