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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby Manish_P » 03 Oct 2018 17:30

And the French who don't want to be left behind

French Navy Special Forces Airdrop their ECUME RHIB from a C-130H Aircraft



Of course, the seas have to be calm enough, else the rescuers will quickly need rescuing themselves

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby Singha » 03 Oct 2018 19:02

The Guardian film on us coast guard with kevin costner and ashton kucher has some good swim rescue scenes

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby Singha » 03 Oct 2018 23:09

Dropping a boat is not a big deal even our p8 can do it

Rest people are jumping individually as in the old days

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby Manish_P » 04 Oct 2018 08:14

Yes. Not a big deal for a well trained military like ours. Almost routine for dedicated para rescue teams and for the extremely adaptive special forces.

However needs conducive conditions in the area of operations. And a ship would still be needed to complete the rescue (with 10 to 15 mtr waves, no amphibious aircraft, not even the U-2 would have been able to land anywhere near the boat). Possibly (range and refueling permitting) the aircraft might have been handy to pick him from the French islands to India.

Hence the plan, while considerably dangerous and very risky, was not that ill concieved as some (journos) have tried to make it to be.

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby Rakesh » 11 Nov 2018 22:54

Remember Para Commando Singh by how he lived and not by how he died. Twitter is abuzz with pictures of his body. Please do not post those pictures in the forum.

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Paratrooper dies after parachute fails to open at 9000 ft during training in Agra
https://www.news18.com/news/india/iaf-p ... 34563.html

Lucknow: An Indian Air Force paratrooper was killed on Thursday after his parachute failed to open mid-air during a training exercise in Agra’s Malpura. The incident happened when 26-year-old Hardeep Singh, belonging to the 11th Regiment, jumped from 9000 feet and his parachute got entangled in his hand. Singh was rushed to a military hospital where he died. Singh, who hailed from Patiala in Punjab, served in the services for over five years and was posted in Assam. He was part of a group of 40 men participating in a basic free-fall jump course.

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https://twitter.com/MajorPoonia/status/ ... 2717627393 ---> We lost our fellow comrade Para Commando Hardeep Singh of Special Forces in Combat Free Fall due to malfunction of main parachute & reserve parachute got entangled on body. Rest in Peace Brother.

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby SaiK » 05 Dec 2018 17:49

Government of India contemplating on setting up an elite ‘Surgical Strikes Unit’

https://www.opindia.com/2018/12/governm ... -unit/amp/

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby Rakesh » 22 Dec 2018 22:17

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/sta ... 1258717184 ---> Squadron Leader Rajeev Chauhan of 617 Garud Flight which was deployed in Kashmir

>Garud Commando Badge
>Air Traffic Controler Badge
>Para Wings
>Vayu Sena Medal
>9 Years Service Medal
>Special Service Medal
>Sainya Seva Medal
>Special Forces Tab
>AOC-in-C Commendation

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby VinodTK » 08 Jan 2019 01:42

Dr Rao: India’s First And Only Commando Trainer
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This stereotype prevails heavily in the Indian forces, where women are found to be in alarmingly low numbers, as opposed to men. Dr. Seema Rao is one such person to have broken these stereotypes by being India’s first and only woman commando trainer. She has specialised in closed quarter battle (CBQ) and has trained various armed forces for 20 years. She is rightly known as India’s Wonder Woman.
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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby Yagnasri » 08 Jan 2019 10:05

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1075925721258717184 ---> Squadron Leader Rajeev Chauhan of 617 Garud Flight which was deployed in Kashmir

>Garud Commando Badge
>Air Traffic Controler Badge
>Para Wings
>Vayu Sena Medal
>9 Years Service Medal
>Special Service Medal
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>Special Forces Tab
>AOC-in-C Commendation

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Should we be posting his photo here? I thought SF people photos are not normally posted anywhere.

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby Rahul M » 08 Jan 2019 20:16

VinodTK wrote:Dr Rao: India’s First And Only Commando Trainer
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This stereotype prevails heavily in the Indian forces, where women are found to be in alarmingly low numbers, as opposed to men. Dr. Seema Rao is one such person to have broken these stereotypes by being India’s first and only woman commando trainer. She has specialised in closed quarter battle (CBQ) and has trained various armed forces for 20 years. She is rightly known as India’s Wonder Woman.
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somehow I have serious doubts about this lady's story. every 2-3 years I read a few hagiographies about her in 2 bit websites mentioning her superlative qualities. I am sorry how does a civilian suddenly become qualified to train the country's rack commando's, the bio doesn't explain.
she is apparently also an award winning filmmaker. leaving aside the fact that the award itself seems to be a paid one, the listing doesn't mention her movie. https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0002179/2015/1/?ref_=ev_eh

seems to be another 'grand master shifuji' who similarly claimed many things about helping the army before the army clarified that he was a fraud.

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby rkhanna » 09 Jan 2019 12:02

Rahul M wrote:

somehow I have serious doubts about this lady's story. every 2-3 years I read a few hagiographies about her in 2 bit websites mentioning her superlative qualities. I am sorry how does a civilian suddenly become qualified to train the country's rack commando's, the bio doesn't explain.
she is apparently also an award winning filmmaker. leaving aside the fact that the award itself seems to be a paid one, the listing doesn't mention her movie. https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0002179/2015/1/?ref_=ev_eh

seems to be another 'grand master shifuji' who similarly claimed many things about helping the army before the army clarified that he was a fraud.



While i 100% agree with you.

THOUGH from Wiki (deepak rao is her husband)


"Deepak Rao[21] was granted the honorary rank of Major in the Parachute Battalion TA by the President of India for outstanding contribution beyond the call of duty in area of modernization of Close Quarter Battle training. He was made Brand Ambassador[2][22] to Territorial Army and Indian Army, along with MS Dhoni and Abhinav Bindra. Along with his wife, Dr. Seema Rao, Deepak Rao was appointed as Resource Personnel for imparting training in Close Quarter Battle by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepak_Rao

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby negi » 09 Jan 2019 20:30

Rahul_M , you are kicking a hornet's nest in corporate world expression of such thought itself would get you in trouble with the HR . Some chaps got nukkad closed in the name of being anti women etc etc (just saying).

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby Rahul M » 09 Jan 2019 22:42

this isn't about a man vs woman thing from my POV, more of a civilian vs uniform thingy. such is life. anyway, how are you doing these days negiullah ?

rkhanna ji, the husband's honours seem to be legit, at least going by the letters on his website. not so sure about the spouse.

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby wig » 18 Jan 2019 10:37

https://www.dailypioneer.com/2019/page1 ... seals.html

we will have a Special Ops Div by Nov.
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India to raise its own SEALs
India will soon have an elite unit of commandos drawn from the three Services to conduct special missions of strategic interest to the country. Named Armed Forces Special Operations Division, the unit will be on the line of the US Special Operations Command, which was responsible for taking out Osama Bin Laden.

The Armed Forces Special Operations Division will start functioning from November first week this year initially with a small team of commandos selected from the Special Forces of the Army, Marine Commandos (MARCOS) of the Navy, and Garud commando force of the Indian Air Forces(IAF).

The special division having 3,000 commandos will be headed by a Major General. The Government recently gave the clearance for the setting up of the squad along with creation of a Cyber Agency to be headed by a Navy officer of the equivalent rank. On the lines of the Commando Division, the Cyber Agency will also have experts from the three Services to fight the fast emerging threat of cyber warfare, officials said here on Thursday.

Both the specialised units will function under the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) responsible for enhancing coordination and enabling prioritisation across different branches of the armed forces. The IDS will also oversee the setting up of the proposed Space Agency to be headed by an IAF officer for space-based missions.

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby Lalmohan » 18 Jan 2019 17:19

India already has its own SEALs, they are called the MARCOS!

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby Singha » 18 Jan 2019 17:47

they might as well pool in resources and get some dedicated air assets.

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Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Postby Rakesh » 01 Feb 2019 04:57

NSG's pictorial tribute to 26/11 Mumbai terror attack martyrs is awesome
https://english.manoramaonline.com/news ... ibute.html

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