Special Forces of India
The Special Forces of India are Indian Military
Indian Armed Forces
The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces of the Republic of India. They consist of the Army, Navy and Air Force, supported by three paramilitary forces and various inter-service institutions such as the Strategic Forces Command.The President of India is...

 units that have a training specializing in special operations
Special operations
Special operations are military operations that are considered "special" .Special operations are typically performed independently or in conjunction with conventional military operations. The primary goal is to achieve a political or military objective where a conventional force requirement does...


Mumbai Police Force One

the Special Commando force created after 26/11 Mumbai attacks

Rajasthan Police SOG

The Special Operations Group (SOG) is an elite formation of the Rajasthan police dedicated to take-on organised crime syndicates, underworld mafias and crossborder operatives. SOG was formed by a special act of the Rajasthan government. SOG operates from a highly secluded complex in Jhalana Mahal, Jaipur. Jhalana Mahal is an old hunting palace of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur, now serving as the hightech command center for SOG operations. SOG works under the direct control of an ADGP rank( three star general ) IPS officer.

What makes SOG unique is the fact that it has wide ranging operational powers with investigation jurisdiction for the entire state of Rajasthan.

SOG has following wings in its internal organisation :

1. Technical Intelligence Group - Depends on vast array of hightech intelligence gathering methods to monitor organised crime syndicates.

2. HumInt Group - Depends on traditional sources and informants for intelligence. It regularly undertakes deepcover missions and dangerous infiltration missions.

3. Open Channel Monitoring Group - Monitors all media, newspapers, internet and other open channels for intelligence. It also receives grievances from petitioners and aggrieved persons.

4. Operation Teams - There are several teams. Each team is headed by a DySP rank officer with one Inspector, three Sub Inspectors and nine other ranks to assist. Each team is given one specific operation at a time. A technical team may also be attached with it sometimes.

5. Investigation Teams - Investigation teams conduct prior investigation and followup after operational teams conclude their operations. They are responsible for thorough investigation and following up the cases in court. A special court has been designated for SOG to ensure speedy justice.

6. Emergency Response Teams - There are undisclosed numbers of ERT's at various locations in Rajasthan. They are heavily armed and specially trained force for armed intervention. Each team is of platoon strength.

7. Admin Group - Based in the SOG headquarters at Jhalana Mahal. It facilitates all administrative requirements of SOG.

8. SOG Cells - There are several cells in SOG dedicated to specific tasks like NDPS, Large Economic Frauds, FINC, Human trafficking,
Wildlife protection, Zipnet, Cyber Threats, Land Mafia's, High Value Wanted Criminals, money circulation schemes, counter-intelligence, Illicit Liquor, Nigerian Letter Frauds etc.. These cells collect information, create databases and analyse trends in their specialized fields.

9. SOG Observer Outposts - SOG has several covert observation outposts located in Delhi, Kota, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Udaipur and other cities.

10. Panel Of Consultants - SOG works with a multidisciplinary approach. There is a panel of eminent technocrats, senior banking officers, chartered accountants, legal experts,extradition specialists, engineers, biotechnologists etc... to assist SOG officers in view of increasingly advanced and specialised nature of crime.

SOG has been highly successful in cracking several big time organised crime syndicates. SOG has acquired a niche in covert undercover operations and extensive use of technology. SOG recently recovered huge consignments of heroin and arms in Barmer-Jaisalmer and arrested several operatives of the crossborder syndicate. SOG unearthed a cross border fake currency circulation operation based in Nepal. Operatives were secretly picked up near the Nepal border and arrested. A huge cache of fake currency was also recovered.
SOG cracked a largescale landmafia operating in Jaipur. The director of Narayani group was arrested for involvement in a land fraud of several of crores. SOG has successfully tackled FINC networks and other serious threats to national security.


This force formed as an internal force to deal with the Maoist insurgency in the states of West Bengal, Orissa and Bihar.The unit works in civilian clothes to blend with civilians.The unit has the lowest causality rate among other departments.

Creek Crocodile Commandos

Creek Crocodile Commando are the elite commando force of BSF,It is Rann of Kutch (An extensive salt marsh of western India and southeast Pakistan between the Gulf of Kutch and the Indus River delta. It was the scene of major border disputes in 1965 and 1971.) Creek (Gujarat): In order to thwart landing of terrorists through the sea route, BSF has formed its first commando unit -- Creek Crocodiles -- to man the hostile creek area where India shares border with Pakistan.

Creeks are a very hostile terrain constituting of numerous raised grounds having mangroves and a network of water channels which are quite shallow where all movements are tide dependent.

Creek Crocodiles are trained to thwart any evil designs from across the border, BSF Commandant Pushpendrasinh Rathore, who is training the commando unit at Koteshwar outpost of BSF said.

"We have kept three things in mind while selecting cadets for the commando including swimming and marine diving performance, firing abilities and endurance to work in the rough creek," Rathore said, adding IG BSF Gujarat range A K Sinha had given the idea of raising the commando force so that we can dominate the creek area.

The Crocodile units have 42 commandos at present and they are undergoing vigorous training, he said.

Quick Reaction Team of Indian Railway(QRT)


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  • SIG SG 551 5.56mm NATO Assault Rifle
  • SIG SG 553 5.56mm NATO Assault Rifle
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Support Weapons

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Upgrades after 26/11

CornerShot Guns, [12]
Laser Target Designator ,
Advance Audio Communication Set,
Spy Cameras,
GPS & GPRS Technological Systems,
Wall Surveillance Radars,
Night Vision Devices,
Protective Goggles,
Special Tactical Gears,
Thermal Imaging Equipments & Infrared Cameras, [13]
Mini Remotely Operated Vehicles & Drones Mini UAV,
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,
Taser ,
Advanced Radars & Jammers ,
Electro Magnetic Equipments,
Audio & Video Recording Equipments,
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.,
They 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 Equipments,Laser Range Finders, Advanced Spectrum or Spectroscopic Equipments and Advanced Equipments and Various types of mission specific equipments with Special Weapons and Tactics.


HAL Dhruv in-service with the Indian Army at ILA 2008.H-3 Sea King transport helicopter
Chetak Utility helicopter
HAL Dhruv Utility helicopter
Cosmos CE-2F X100 two-man submarines
Advanced All Terrain Vehicles & Hovercrafts

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