Special Forces: Who’s the Best of the Best?

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What are Special Forces?

The term “special forces” carries weight everywhere in the world. Highly trained, modern day elite warriors who are as ruthless and cunning as the threats they are trained to eliminate. Only the best make it to training and they must endure grueling boot camps and extreme instructors, and only a select few will pass the training. Designed to carry out what is known as “unconventional warfare,” these forces can be deployed for a multitude of purposes. They are trained to defend and maintain the safety of their homeland, but often are used deal with threats to the state. They go behind enemy lines, infiltrate militant organizations, defend homelands, and fight wars without being noticed. In today’s modern age of terrorism, combating forces of terror has become their specialty.

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The special forces have gone from elite army unit to counter-terrorist organizations, and rightfully so. They operate at a level above the rest of the military, following a different set of rules making them increasingly lethal and impossible to stop. Silent, unsung heroes who are the very best at what they do. Most importantly is the unit size. Each special forces unit is designed for infiltration and silent extermination. They work in small units that much larger forces cannot counter easily, or at all. Simply put, whenever anyone is in trouble, the special forces are the only ones on earth capable of getting them out.

MARCOS: India

Indian Navy’s Marine Commandos, or MARCOS, are the nations pride and joy. Not many people suspect such an elite unit to come from a country not well-known for its military, but then they’ve never seen MARCOS in action. Living by the motto “The Few the Fearless,” MARCOS were developed in 1985, originally known as the Indian Marine Special Forces. Their training is a grueling three year trial, but before making it to that point there is a three-day screening and aptitude test that eliminates over half of the applicants, followed by a five week version of the always exciting “hell week.” After their initial basic training, they join their trial groups to carry out missions of counter-terrorism and similar scenarios.

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One of the few special forces groups capable of being para dropped into the ocean in full combat gear, all MARCOS must be static line para jump qualified. After three years of training, they serve for up to five years. Equipped with the highest grade of military weapons available, the MARCOS are truly a sight to behold, and a terrifying one at that.

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