Assam forest department has realized the need to hone the physical and mental efficiency of frontline staff at the initial training itself. They have roped in an NSG commando to impart rigorous training to new recruits.250 recruits which include women are undergoing the rigorous training. The anti-Poaching drive of the department is expected to get a tremendous boost with this new training.
We were one of the first to emphasize the need to train forest guards using NSG commandos ( Sunday, Mar 16, 2008) Read what I have written in Hindu here
It would be a great boon for conservation if other states follow this path breaking training methodology.