The worlds of Special Forces are interesting and often attract our attention. We think of these forces to be full of courage and of an excellent level of intelligence and swiftness. There are Special Forces from all the countries, however, when we think of the Special Forces the American Marines, Navy Seal, or some other American Special Forces quickly absorbs our attention.
However, to do us proud these are Indian Special Forces who are among the best in the world:
1. Para Commandos
Highly Trained Special Forces of The Indian Army- only the ones who are physically the fittest, mentally strong, intelligent, and highly motivated soldiers are a part of this fleet.
They are highly trained in terrain and environment warfare and deep sea diving. They are given the toughest training in the world, like running daily with weights of 60kgs for a distance of 20kms.
2. Ghatak Forces
Specialize in Raids on Enemy Artillery positions, Airfields, Supply Dumps, and Tactical Headquarters- they face the foes face to face and thus only the most physically and mentally strong soldiers can be a part of the Ghatak Force.
They lead man to man assault ahead of the battalion and are experts in directing artillery and air attacks on targets deep in the zones on enemies.
3. National Security Guard or Black Cats
Lead By ‘Director General’ From The Indian Police Service- they do not belong to Central Armed Police Forces or the Paramilitary Forces of India. It is rather a combination of commandos from both the Indian Army and Central Armed Police Forces that is lead by a Director General from the Indian Police Service.
It has two units, one is Special Action Group (SAG) that consists of the Indian Army personnel and the other is Special Ranger Group (SRG) for the counter of terrorist activities. The selection process is highly difficult thus the drop out rate is 70 to 80 percent.
The ones who are selected are sent for the training of 9 months and it is then that they become Phantom NSG Commandos.
4. MARCOS Or Marine Commandos
India’s Most Lethal Special Force- it is really very difficult to join MARCOS. They are experts of the maritime warfare and the level of difficulty can be assessed from the fact that almost 80% of the applicants abort the training within the first two-three days on the long, rigorous fitness and aptitude test.
Its only after the successful completion of the test that they are sent for five week-long processes that are termed as ‘hell’s week’. The training here is as the name, suggests they are kept sleep deprived and made to do rigorous physical activities.
5. Garud Commando Force
Specialize in Airborne Operations, Air Assault, Specialize Operations Combat Search and Rescue- it is unit of the Indian Air Force that are specialist in Air assault, Special Reconnaissance, Airborne Operations, Airfield Seizure, counterinsurgency, Special Operation Combat Search and Rescue.
To qualify as a Guard it takes rigorous training of 3 years. They are skilled at anti-hijack and counterinsurgency, jungle and snow training, specialized weapon handling and advanced driving skills.