10. The Special Protection Group

The Special Security Group is a security force of the Government of India responsible for the protection of the Prime Minister of India, the former Prime Minister

8. Garud Commando Force

Formed in 2004, the Garuda Commando Force is a special forces unit of the Indian Air Force. The training to become a Garuda is the longest among all Indian Special Forces

7. National Security Guard

The selection process is so demanding that the drop out rate is around 70-80 percent The 7,500-strong NSG is equally divided between the Special Action Group (SAG) and the Special Rangers Group (SRG).

6. Special Frontier Force

After the Sino-Indian War of 1962, it was raised as a special force for covert operations behind Chinese lines in the event of another war with China.

5. Force One

Force One was created in 2010 after the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.


COBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) is a special unit of the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) formed to counter Naxalism in India.

3. Ghatak Force

True to its name Ghatak (which means 'killer' in Hindi), this infantry platoon goes in for the kill and spears a battalion in front.

2. Para Commandos

Formed in 1966, the Para Commandos are part of the highly trained Parachute Regiment of the Indian Army and are the largest of India's Special Forces.


MARCOS (Marine Commandos), a special forces unit raised by the Indian Navy in 1987 for direct action, special investigations.