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Special Protection Group (SPG)

PM Modi's 'Security Lapse' In Punjab Isn't The First, Here Are Other Breaches In The Past

Jan 08, 2022 Mayank Jain Parichha

PM Narendra Modi's security breach in Punjab has ensued a big tug of war between the State and the Union government. However, this is not the first such incident, such lapses have happened before as well.

SPG Act: Who Is Responsible For PM's Security? Who Is To Blame When There Is A Breach?

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

PM Modi Security Breach: The SPG Act allows constitution of an armed force to provide proximate security to the Prime Minister, former prime ministers and members of their immediate families.

'High-Level Probe Ordered': Amit Shah After Security Breach At Priyanka Gandhi's House

The home minister said there was no discussion when the SPG security cover of Manmohan Singh and other non-Gandhi families was withdrawn.

Security Breach At Priyanka Gandhi's Residence After Losing SPG Cover, Unknown Persons Barged In

Dec 02, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

The SPG cover of the Gandhi family was withdrawn last month and downgraded to Z-Plus security.

No Chance Should Be Taken With Anyone's Security: Shiv Sena On Withdrawal Of SPG From Gandhis

Shiv Sena asked who in the Union Home Ministry felt that the threat perception of the Gandhi family had reduced.

28 November, 2019

PM Modi Bathes At Airport Terminals During Technical Halts, Avoids Luxury Hotels: Amit Shah

Outlook Web Bureau

Amit Shah said PM Modi has discouraged using large number of cars for the official delegation.

27 November, 2019

SPG Amendment Bill Will Restore Its Original Intent, Previous Govts Diluted Law: Amit Shah

Outlook Web Bureau

The Modi government recently withdrew the SPG cover from the Gandhi family members.

25 November, 2019

SPG Cover To Vulnerable Gandhis Needs To Be Reinstated

Aakar Patel

'If there is a vulnerable family anywhere in the world, it is the Gandhis.'

22 November, 2019

Centre To Introduce Bill In Lok Sabha To Keep Family Of Ex-PMs Out Of SPG Act


The proposed amendment in the SPG Act has been approved by the Union cabinet.

19 November, 2019

Ruckus In Parliament Over Gandhis Losing SPG Cover; Congress, DMK Stage Walkout

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raised the issue of withdrawal of SPG security cover to the Gandhi family.

09 November, 2019

Thank You For Protecting Me And My Family For 28 Years: Sonia Gandhi To SPG

Outlook Web Bureau

In a letter to SPG Director Arun Kumar Sinha, Sonia Gandhi expressed her deep appreciation and gratitude to the force for protecting her and her family with 'dedication, discretion and personal care'.


08 November, 2019

SPG Security Cover To Gandhis Withdrawn, Downgraded To 'Z+'

Outlook Web Bureau

The MHA in August this year stripped former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of his SPG security cover and lowered it to 'Z+' security cover.

26 August, 2019

Former PM Manmohan Singh Loses SPG Cover, To Get Z-Plus Security


Singh, who was India's prime minister from 2004 and 2014, will continue to enjoy Z plus security cover - one of the highest - to be given by one of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), preferably by the CRPF, they said.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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