India's SF (Special Forces)




 
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September 26th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 

Topic: India's SF (Special Forces)


India's SF force, not yet heard about it, hope xion can enlighten us a bit about it. I only heared about their Mountain Troops, very tough.

Thanks.
September 26th, 2004  
Xion
 
I think information about these kinds of forces is kept a bit low ( secretive ) donno why but I think so.

There are seven types of special forces known to us -

The Para Commandos - [ for Army]

The National Security Guards ( NSG ) - [A Counter Terrorist Unit] - Black Cat Commandos

Marine Commando Force - [for Navy]

Special Frontier Force

Special Security Bureau

Special Protection Group ( SPG )


Garud Commando Force - [for Air Force]

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- Para Commandos -
The para commandos function as elite battle units of the infantry.Their main goal is to establish military superiority in a battlefield and disrupt any enemy operation by secretive means.


For more info: http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-F...rces/Para.html

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- National Security Guards -

The main goal of the NSGs is to handle any hijack situations or rescuing of hostages in kidnap situations and dealing with any high level terrorist threats





Like during the recent seige of the Akshardham temple in the state of Gujarat by islamic terrorists the NSGs were called and they soon overpowered and killed the terrorists

More Info: http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-F...orces/NSG.html

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- Marine Commando Force -
Is a elite force created by the Indian Navy for various maritime operations

Info: http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NAVY/Marines.html

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- Special frontier force -
don't have much info bout them , but you can look here http://www.specialoperations.com/Foreign/India/SFF.htm

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- Special Protection Group - SPG

The Special Protection Group has about 3000 personnel and is used for the protection of VVIPs such as the Prime Minister. Recruits include the Police and the NSG Commandos and they are trained like the US Secret Service.


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Then there's the Garud Commando Force for air force to protect the air-force's vital installations and for anti-terrorists operations

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- Special Security bureau -

This is a special commando unit and also a intelligence unit to be used behind enemy lines.Right now guarding the Indo-Nepal border .More news on SSB - http://sify.com/news/international/f...hp?id=13214096


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September 26th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
xion, that's a lot of info you supplied, I will check them one by one after a while, thanks for your links
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September 26th, 2004  
Xion
 
Anytime , thanks for the query
September 27th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
I believe it could be safe to say that any nation with a military, even with a pretty mediocre one, probably has some Special Forces. Why wouldn't they? If South American nations have Special Ops, why would India be lacking?
September 27th, 2004  
Xion
 

Topic: Black Masks


I donno one thing though , why are all these special units faces covered with black masks.

I've seen american special forces ..the same thing their faces are always covered with masks ....even Russian SF during the Beslan seige...faces covered with black masks.Any idea why ?
September 27th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Identity secrecy. They don't want the bad guys finding out who they are, then tracing their family and friends to try to paralyze the SF units.
September 27th, 2004  
Snauhi
 
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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Identity secrecy. They don't want the bad guys finding out who they are, then tracing their family and friends to try to paralyze the SF units.
yep thats right.