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The Special Forces of India are Indian Military units with specialised training in the field of special operations.

List of Indian Special Operations Forces[edit | edit source]

Para Commandos[edit | edit source]

Special Frontier Force[edit | edit source]

Ghatak Force[edit | edit source]

Marine Commandos[edit | edit source]

Garud Commando Force[edit | edit source]

Garud is a special commando force of Indian defense services which is responsible for operating special tasks.

51 Special Action Group, National Security Guards[edit | edit source]

Special Protection Group[edit | edit source]

COBRA[edit | edit source]

Special Forces of the Paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Indian Army Elite 9 Para Commandos with IMI Tavor TAR-21

Some of the equipment for the special forces are manufactured indigenously by the Indian Ordnance Factories controlled by the Ordnance Factories Board, Ministry of Defence, Government of India while others are procured from foreign sources.

Support Weapons[edit | edit source]

Upgrades after 26/11 2008 Mumbai attacks[edit | edit source]

  • CornerShot guns
  • Laser target designator
  • Advance audio communication set
  • Spy cameras
  • GPS,GPRS technological systems
  • Wall surveillance radars
  • Night vision devices
  • Protective goggles
  • Special tactical gear
  • Thermal imaging equipment & infrared cameras
  • Mini remotely operated vehicles & mini UAV drones
  • Non skid shoes
  • Ghillie suits
  • Helmet with in built hands free communication
  • Level 3 bullet-proof vest
  • Knee pad and elbow pads
  • SIG-SG 553
  • Tasers
  • Advanced radars & jammers
  • Electromagnetic equipment
  • Audio & video recording equipment
  • Radio frequency tracking equipment
  • Chartered helicopters and ability to use civilian aircraft for emergencies
  • Anti-Materiel Rifles like the OFB produced Vidhwansak and possibly the Russian made OSV-96.

Soldiers wear standard issue camouflage and body Armour and also procuring lighter body armour with personal communication sets, and also the Commando patch on their shoulder once they have finished their training. Depending on the mission, they may carry other items like ropes, climbing gear, grenades, rocket launchers, radio frequency locator, electro-optical equipment, Laser Range Finders, advanced spectrum or spectroscopic equipment and various types of mission and terrain specific equipment.

Transport[edit | edit source]

Historic Special Forces[edit | edit source]

Chindits[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

P C Katoch & Saikat Datta, "India's Special Forces- History and Future of Special Forces", ISBN 9789382573975

External links[edit | edit source]

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