Like other countries,India is also having it’s own special forces units. Well question comes, Why do we need special forces?So, let me answer that.
Special Forces army are the special military groups or unit that can tackle different kinds of problems and disasters like terrorist attacks,plane hijacks,natural phenomenon etc.
As mentioned , here are the 5 Best Special Forces Of India That Are Too Dangerous.
1. MARCOS or Marrine Commandos
MARCOS Special Force is a Special Force of Indian Navy and is considered as the best Special Force Marines of India . It was formed by the Indian Navy in 1987 to tackle terrorism , amphibious warfare and other operations.
A major achievement of this force is that they were the part of “Operation Cactus” in the year 1988.
Being a Marcos commando is not that easy.More than 80 percent of the aspirants quit on the first day of the fitness test .
The rest are facing a five-week training process termed as “HELL WEEK” where they face physicall as well as the mental torture.
In 2008, Marcos (marines) underwent a special anti-terrorism operation with The National Security Guards (another special operational force) in Mumbai, India.
They were previously called as Marines Special Force which was later changed to Marcos.they have been called as “dardhi wala fouji” which means bearded soldier.They have been called so because they have to operate in civil areas.
Another fact is that no one knows who they are and where they live .They donot disclose their identity ,even their family members don’t know about them.
Marcos can tackle any problem but they are specialised in marrine operations.
2. PARA Commandos
The word PARA stand for Parachute . Yes you guessed it right! PARA commandos special force is a Special Force of Indian Army.
It was formed by the Indian Army in the year 1966.It is considered as the most braves and also most skilled special force.
This parachute Regment units of the Indian Army are one of the oldest and finest airborne units in the world. The major achievement of this units are:
- Participated in the Operation Cactus in 1988.
- Took part in the Operatoin Blue Star in 1984.
- Also participated in Operation Pawan that took place in Sri Lanka.
- And also in Kargil,1999.
The training of PARA commano is considered as the toughest training and only 10 % of the total applicants could make it to the final training . The training period is of 2-2.5 years. Only physically fit , intelligent and highly motivated can complete the training.
How could someone forget the “SURGICAL STRIKE” conducted by the PARA SF in POK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir ) on terror camps.
3. GARUD Commando Special Forces
The Garud Commando force is a special operational unit of Indian Air Force. It was formed by The Indian Air Force in the Year 2004.
They are specialised in Airborne Operations, Air Assault Operations, Special Combat Search Operations and Anti-hijack operations.The training period of being a Garud commando is the longest among all special forces i.e. 3-3.5 years.They are expert in operating all types of weapons.
4. NSG (National Security Guards) Or Black Cat Commandos
The NSG Commandos (National Guards)is a special operational unit of Indian Ministry of Home Affairs which was formed in 1984 just after the Operation Blur Star to counter terrorism inside the country.
It comprises of two units –
- The Special Action Group (SAG), which consists entirely of Indian Army personnel only.
- The Special Ranger Groups (SRG) for counter terrorism activities.
There are about 7,350 active personnel in NSG (National Guards). This force is equipped with the most advanced weapons in the world.
The National Guards performed the following operations:
- Black Thunder.
- Vajra Shakti.
- Black Tornado.
5. GHATAK Special Forces
The word GHATAK means ‘killer’. Ghatak force is a special operations infantry platoon or batallion present in the Indian Army.
Only the most physically fit and motivated soldiers could make it to the force. The Ghatak soldiers are well-trained, heavily -armed and are trained experts to handle situations like terrorist strikes and hostage situations. Currently most of the platoons are posted in the Kashmir valley of Jammu and Kashmir.
Currently most of the platoons are posted in the Kashmir valley of Jammu and Kashmir.