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Marcos is a Special Forces of Indian Navy.
But a Marine Corps is a Naval Infantry Unit, but all the members are trained in Unconventional Warfare and separate unit in itself!
But regular US Marine Corps infantryman is better equipped and trained than a MARCOS commando.
 

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The first idea to create a dedicated amphibious force was struck when Indian Navy was to acquire the landing platform dock, the INS Jalashva (former USS Trenton) in 2007. The Pentagon transferred not only a warship with this deal but also the whole idea of expeditionary warfare that the Indian military had so far been chary about.

In 2008 India unveiled the joint doctrine for its amphibious operations. The doctrine was meant to serve as a guideline on how the armed forces intend to plan and conduct amphibious operations and achieve full synergistic effect of joint combat power.

In February 2009 the 91 Infantry Brigade was re-raised by Indian Army in amphibious role comprising of 3 infantry battalions and a strength of 3,000 personnel. The soldiers have been drawn from the Sikh, Gorkha and Madras regiments.

This was the first time that the Indian Army has raised a sea-based force large enough to be considered as an expeditionary force that can be airborne and seaborne at the same time.

It took time to master this and now, the 9th Sikh Li (Marine) is now a Dedicated Amphibious assault Force and affiliated to Guided Missile Frigate INS Teg whereas INS Khukhri is affiliated with Gurkha Rifles.

Amphibious warships of the Indian Navy, the INS Shardul, was affiliated to the 5 Armoured Regiment of the Indian Army earlier.

Loaded with state-of-the-art equipment, INS Shardul is an amphibious warship capable of transporting personnel and accomplishing all objectives of beaching operations.
 

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In India Special Forces are called for COIN operations, yes you should do for giving them experience but they need more experience of special operations.
 

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The first idea to create a dedicated amphibious force was struck when Indian Navy was to acquire the landing platform dock, the INS Jalashva (former USS Trenton) in 2007. The Pentagon transferred not only a warship with this deal but also the whole idea of expeditionary warfare that the Indian military had so far been chary about.

In 2008 India unveiled the joint doctrine for its amphibious operations. The doctrine was meant to serve as a guideline on how the armed forces intend to plan and conduct amphibious operations and achieve full synergistic effect of joint combat power.

In February 2009 the 91 Infantry Brigade was re-raised by Indian Army in amphibious role comprising of 3 infantry battalions and a strength of 3,000 personnel. The soldiers have been drawn from the Sikh, Gorkha and Madras regiments. The amphibious brigade is modelled on the lines of the Indian Navy’s marine commandos and specializing in land and marine warfare.

This was the first time that the Indian Army has raised a sea-based force large enough to be considered as an expeditionary force that can be airborne and seaborne at the same time.

It took time to master this and now, the 9th Sikh Li (Marine) is now a Dedicated Amphibious assault Force and affiliated to Guided Missile Frigate INS Teg whereas INS Khukhri is affiliated with Gurkha Rifles.

One of the most advanced amphibious warships of the Indian Navy, the INS Shardul, was affiliated to the 5 Armoured Regiment of the Indian Army earlier.

Loaded with state-of-the-art equipment, INS Shardul is an amphibious warship capable of transporting personnel and accomplishing all objectives of beaching operations.
WE really need to combine both Infantry Units in IA and Amphibious Ships in IN to be unified under one organisation, basically raising a Marine Corps!!
 

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Also a basic USMC infantrymen are more battle hardened and given more important and difficult missions than a Green Beret Infantrymen!!! Basically basic USMC Infantrymen >> Basic GB Infantrymen
Totally wrong. To the point of stupid. A green beret is the best operator out there, bar none. An IA infantryman could match up to a USMC infantryman, in terms of conditioning. And a green beret is a US Army Special Forces operator, not an infantryman. They are the guys who do unconventional warfare, more important than what any Marine does. MARSOC included.
 

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A Texas-based Textron ammunition company recently unveiled its new 6.8mm cartridge to be used on the NGSW from 2022 and DRDO and Textron officials had a closed-door meeting on possible collaboration on the development of next-gen 6.8mm Cartridge under defense collaboration between U.S.-India, Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI). US Army is switching from 5.56mm to 6.8mm rounds and DRDO already has developed a new assault rifle prototype chambered for 6.8×43 mm rounds and it will be ready for trial in the Infantry School located at Mhow soon.


Maybe we should start using 6.8x43mm cartridge as NATO follows what US does and hence 6.8x43mm will become a common ammunition for all needs and thats why DRDO had a meeting and suddenly their 6.8x43mm Assault Rifle comes into existence shows that India is thinking to buy 6.8x43mm assault rifles as it will be the future, who knows.

ARDE 6.8x43mm Assault Rifle
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