Special units of the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy will now combine forces under Special Operations Division to meet with possible threats and carry out sensitive missions.
It is for the first time in India’s history that a Special Operations Division has been created which will see chosen personnel from all three armed forces as its members. A battalion each from Indian Army’s Para Special Forces, Navy’s Marcos (Marine Commandos) and Air Force’s Garud Commandos will now operate under this common umbrella.
There would be 3000 personnel in all and Major General AK Dhingra has been named as the first General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Special Operations Division. The headquarters of the Special Operations Division could be in Agra. Read More