Indian Army is among the strongest artillery in the world. They have an active 13,25,000 personnel, just behind USA and China. In a raging world, when there is a threat from terrorist outfits and enemies, it’s essential to build a more advanced and lethal infantries to deal with these critical issues. Not only in terms of Personnel’s but also India have developed a lot of lethal weapons such as submarines, nuclear warheads, missile launcher, and fighter planes on their own. These advancements have given India an edge over their rival countries, especially over China and Pakistan. India heavily relies on the US, Israel, and Russia for the latest advance technology. But, now they are focusing more on indigenous technologies with the latest development of lightweight fighter plane Tejas. Having said that, let’s go through some of the top Infantries of Indian Army.
Let’s See Some Top Infantries Of Indian Army:
Marcos is the special unit of Indian Navy, which got established in the year 1987. They are also synonym as Marine Commandos. These commandos have special training for maritime warfare, direct action, and quick surveillance reaction. They are not only good in the water but also have training and skills for all kinds of warfares. Mostly 20-year-old candidates get preference for the selection, who go through hardest training phases for three years. Those who clear this, they advance to another level, which is a hell’s week. In this phase, the candidates get lessons to sleep hardships and mental, physical endurance tests. They have to carry an almost 25 kg baggage along with them. This baggage includes all the equipment that is necessary in the case of a war. In the latest, Indian Macros beat the US Marine in a test battle, which is quite commendable.
2. Para Commandos
Para Commandos are also one of the hardest and toughest commandos. They are capable of performing extreme calamity and dangerous operations. The candidates have to go through fierce training, which is also one of the toughest military training practices in the world. These commandos get a special training to free fall from a height of 33,000 feet, to combat the situation where there is no base. Through this training, they have skills to directly enter into the enemy camps via forests and other unconventional intruding ways. They have to go through a training of 20 km Running with 60 kg baggage every day. This keeps them filled with inner strength and stamina. They have done some marvelous and memorable operations for the country. These includes 1971 Kargil War, 1999 Kargil War again, and controversial operation Bluestar in 1984, where a lot of Sikh people got killed in retaliation.
3. Garud Commandos
These commandos are a special part of Indian Air Force. Almost 2000 commandos remain the part of each unit. These commandos are specially trained for Aerial Operations, Airfield Breakdown, Special Reconnaissance, Special Operations With Combat Search. They also have special training to take control of any revolt. Garud commandos have to go under fierce training with top supervision for 3 years. These commandos can tackle any situations such as Anti-Hijack, Snow And Jungle Survival, Peculiar Weapon Handling Techniques, and they are a highly skilled driver.
4. Ghatak Force
These are also the special commando unit of Indian Army. These commandos have a special training of giving sudden shock attack and then performing one-to-one human assault. They have special training to raid the enemy’s artillery positions, supply the dumps, airfield, and giving direction to artillery to act and hit deep within the enemy battalion. The training of these commandos is brutally hard. Only physically and mentally fit candidates, who can survive all situations, gets a place in the infantry. Mostly there are 20 members in each unit. They have special training for mountain warfare, rock climbing, heliborne attack, special weapon training, and infantry tactics.
5. National Security Guards
It’s a special unit of the Indian security system which doesn’t fall under Indian Paramilitary Force or Central Army. They are a combination of some specialized and highly skilled and trained commandos, including these two infantries. The training of these commandos is quite brutal and fierce, which provides country the best soldiers, who can combat sudden terrorist attack. In 2008 on Mumbai attack, they played an important part to extradite terrorists. NSG has two sub-units such as SAG (Special Action Groups) and SRG (Special Ranger Groups). These commandos are also pronouncing as Black Cats. They remain under the supervision of the Director General Of Indian Police Service. NSG commandos training is quite extreme and hence the dropout rate is also high, of about 70-80 percent. After the initial stage completes, candidates have to go through fierce training for 9 months or more.
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