We all know about the surgical strikes that were recently conducted by our country’s army in Pakistan. It came as a reply to the terrorists residing in Pakistan for the Uri attacks where 18 of our soldiers were martyred. While some of us celebrated the works of our army, some asked for the proofs for surgical strikes (which is insane on another level). Now, the question is that the army that we have been praising, how much do we know about it?
Do you know how many Special Forces in India work in different groups to make life easier for each and every individual?
Given the sheer size and greatness of the nation, it didn’t come as an enormous amazement to us that we have not one, but rather nine world class special forces in India and we’ve figured out how to get as much data about each as we could, so that we can provide them a little glorification considering the dangerous way of their occupation that obliges them to put their own lives on hold for regular folks like us.
The seventh biggest nation on the planet with a population of 1.2 billion, it is not an easy thing to protect a nation like India. Be that as it may, nothing is impossible or difficult for us Indians. We know exceptionally well how to shield ourselves from fear based oppressors and extremist assaults.
We may get thumped down, however we get up once more and this keeps going on because of the unique strengths that we have. To protect us from the whole world, we have some really special forces that are always ready for our rescue. Here are 9 special Indian forces each Indian should be pleased with.
Came into action in 1966, the Para Commandos are a piece of the very prepared Parachute Regiment of the Indian Army and are the biggest part of the Special Forces of India. The parachute units of the Indian Army are among the most special airborne units on the planet.
Principle point of a Parachute Regiment is a snappy arrangement of fighters behind adversary lines to assault the foe from behind and annihilate their first line of defence. These Para Commandos played a crucial part in helping India assert this crest from the Pakistanis amid the 1999 Kargil War.
Consistent with its name ghatak (which signifies “killer” in Hindi), this infantry detachment goes for the killing and initiates strikes in front of a unit. Each infantry force in the Indian Army has one company and just the most physically fit and persuaded warriors make it to the Ghatak Platoon.
The Ghatak officers are very much prepared, superiorly-trained and prepared to handle circumstances like terror strikes, counter insurgency operations and hostage situations.
MARCOS (Marine Commandos), is a special force unit that was raised by the Indian Navy in 1987 for taking direct actions, amphibious warfare, counter-terrorism and special reconnaissance. The preparation of MARCOS is presumably the most stringent on the planet with the commandos being tried for physical and mental strength.
Called as the “Dadiwala fauj”, which means the ” bearded armed force” by fear mongers as a result of their hairy mask in common ranges, MARCOS are equipped for operations in any sort of territory, yet practice principally in oceanic operations.
COBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) is a particular unit of the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) that was framed to counter Naxalism in India. It is one of the best among few Indian Special Forces that is only prepared in guerrilla fighting.
Since its beginning in 2008, it has effectively wiped out various Naxalites from India. Set up with an award of Rs 13,000 million, it is one of the best-prepared paramilitary strengths in India.
Force One appeared in the year 2010 after the savage 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai. The prime part of this unique first class power is to protect the city of Mumbai from terror attacks that keep haunting our country one after another.
This force gloats of the quickest reaction time on the planet and reacts to a terror strike in under 15 minutes. All we can say is that our hearts are full of respect for each and every soldier in Force One.
Special Frontier Force
Brought up in the repercussions of the 1962 Sino-Indian war as an exceptional power for incognito operations behind Chinese lines in case of another war with China, it was never truly utilized for its planned part and has predominantly served as an elite special operations and counter-insurgency force.
This covert paramilitary force works under external intelligence organization RAW and reports specifically to the Prime Minister by means of the Directorate General of Security in the Cabinet Secretariat. It’s so grouped a set-up that even the armed force may not realize what it’s doing.
National Security Guard
National Security Guard is India’s head counter-terrorist militant power. NSG gives security to VIPs, conducts hostile to damage checks, and is in charge of killing terrorists who are a danger to fundamental establishments.
The determination procedure is demanding to the point that it has a dropout rate of around 70–80 percent. Consisting of 7500 work force, NSG is equitably isolated between the Special Rangers Group (SRG) and Special Action Group (SAG).
Garud Commando Force
Framed in 2004, the Garud Commando Force is the Special Forces unit of Indian Air Force. The preparation for being a Garud is the longest among all the Indian Special Forces. Aggregate length of preparing before a student can qualify as a completely operational Garud is around 3 years.
Being the youngest special force organization, the Garud Commando Force is depended with the obligation of ensuring basic Air Force bases, completing rescue operation amid catastrophes and different missions in backing of air operations.
The Special Protection Group
The Special Protection Group is a security force of the Government of India that is in charge of the assurance of the Prime Minister of India, the previous Prime Ministers and individuals from their close relatives. They need to assemble intelligence, survey dangers and give security.
Their reputation has been immaculate after the Rajiv Gandhi death and no attacks have been done on any Prime Minister from that point forward.