Indian Special Forces

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Apr 4, 2010
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In Indian context,

During Wartime ParaSF is employed in a commando type role only. Their performance is often similar to Ghatak units of regular Infantry in this role. Only difference is that they are Parachute qualified and hence can be inserted by parachute.

During peacetime and CI, Para SF is often the lead in cordon and search party and most often they are also doing room-intervention.

So, speaking of Western definition of SF is meaningless in Indian context, because IA do not have the political mandate to do such king of strategic operations, deep under cover operations, or operate in foreign land.
At most in future we may see some more cross border raids targeting terror launchpads like Surgical Strike 1.

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