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Indian Army, Air Force, Navy combine might under Special Operations Division

Major General AK Dhingra has been named the GCO of the Special Operations Division.

May 15, 2019, 19:08 PM IST

Major General A K Dhingra appointed as the first Special Operations Division Commander

The Armed Forces Special Operations Division has been set up by the government to undertake joint operations by three services.

May 15, 2019, 13:20 PM IST

WATCH: Navy's Seaking 42C and MARCOS conduct hostage rescue mock drill in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam

Earlier named as Marine Commando Force, MARCOS is the special forces unit of the Indian Navy created for conducting special operations. 

May 15, 2019, 09:07 AM IST

Indian Para Special Forces, Marcos, Garud commandos to get more lethal weapons

The surgical strikes on terror launch pads in PoK on the intervening night of September 28-29, 2018 by India Army's Para Special Forces led to more focus on the weapons being used by the commandos.

Jul 19, 2018, 12:39 PM IST

India eyes AK-103 assault rifles, looks for deal to 'Make in India'

Indian officials are set to meet Russian counterparts to discuss a deal.

Apr 20, 2018, 19:16 PM IST

Admiral Sunil Lanba commissions Marine Commandos unit 'INS Karna'

 The unit based at INS Kalinga will function under Commanding Officer (Designate) Captain Varun Singh, with 25 officers and 374 sailors.

Jul 12, 2016, 13:54 PM IST

DNA: Meet the deadly Indian Dynamites 'Garud Commandos'

The Defence ministry has decided to beef up IAF’s capabilities to perform possible covert operations in the near future, and has, thereby, approved the acquisition of 65 micro UAV’s/spy drones for

Sep 08, 2015, 23:36 PM IST

Crack marine commandos guard Obama, wife at naval helibase

The Indian Navy`s crack marine commandos (MARCOS) guarded US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle as they arrived at the naval helibase INS Shikra here Sunday afternoon ahead of their departure for New Delhi.

Nov 07, 2010, 17:57 PM IST

MARCOS out of depth during Mumbai operation: Ex-NSG DG

The elite Marine Commandos
(MARCOS) of the Indian Navy who were initially scrambled to
tackle the terrorists during the 26/11 attack were "a little
out of depth" operating in a hotel, says the then chief of NSG
J K Dutt.

Nov 23, 2009, 18:15 PM IST