26/11 hero hired as security consultant for Team India's Australia tour
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed retired Brigadier Govind Singh Sisodia for the Australia tour. The retired Brigadier has been appointed as a security consultant for the Indian team for the tour of Australia which begins this week.
Brigadier Sisodia was among the heroes who fought the terrorists in Mumbai when the terrorists attacked two five star hotels (Taj and Tredent) on 26 November 2008. Sisodia successfully conducted the commando operation. The former DIG was specially flown with his Jawans from Delhi for the operation.
Arresting Kasab was Brigadier Sisodia's biggest achievement. He was also involved in questioning the terrorist. Sisodia has served Indian army for more than 35 years. He has also fought against the militants in the Kashmir valley. Sisodia's name was likely to have been recommended by the BCCI secretary, who also hails from Himachal Pradesh.
The Indian cricket team is scheduled to tour Australia from 8 to 31 January 2016 to play two warm up matches against Western Australia before the five-match ODI series and three-match T20 series against Australia.
Team India was knocked out of the ICC World Cup 2014 by Australia in the semi-final stage of the competition and will be charged up to take revenge. Team India has a very poor record against Australia in Australia, just wining 9 matches out of 43. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men will be looking to better this record.
Brigadier Govind Singh Sisodia, posted on deputation as DIG Training in National Security Guards (NSG), Delhi, and Major Amit Bhardwaj were part of the core teams that lead the operation against the terror siege in Mumbai and successfully completed the operation.
He passed out from the Indian Military Academy in 1975 and was commissioned into 16 Sikh Regiment. During his peace-keeping assignment in Sri Lanka in year 1987, he was injured after being hit by a bullet in his arm. He has commanded 19 and 20 Sikh Regiment and a brigade in Faizabad (U.P). He also led various operations against the militants in the Kashmir valley.
Brigadier Sisodia is the youngest of four brothers of the family. His elder brother K.S. Sisodia retired as a DIG from police and the second one, I.S. Sisodia, retired as Colonel from the Indian Army. His father Sher Singh Sisodia was a retired revenue services officer. The family has served the country well.