Maj Gen A K Dhingra Appointed First Chief of Armed Forces Special Operations Division


Major General A K Dhingra has been appointed as the first Chief of the Armed Forces Special Operations Division. The tri-services formation will have Special Forces commandos from Army’s Parachute Regiment, Navy’s MARCOS and Air Force’s Garud Commando Force who will be trained together.

Special Operations Division will be based outside the national capital. The Army has Special Forces battalions, Navy has Marine Commandos (Marcos) and IAF has Garud. This division, which will be based at a location which already has training infrastructure, will have two SF battalions at its core, along with teams from Marcos and Garud, said reports.

In 2012, the Chiefs of Staff Committee had recommended the creation of three joint commands — in the areas of cyber, space and special operations. Read More

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