Elite unit of the Armed Forces AFSOD begins operations

  • The Armed Forces Special Operations Division (AFSOD), the elite unit of commandos drawn from all the three armed forces has begun functioning on may 15.
  • This decision would not only bring the three forces under a common command, but would also reduce costs of training, administration and logistics. The new team would begin with a small team of commandos
  • It would have around 3,000 trained commandos who could carry out warfare in jungles, at seat and rescue helicopter operations.
  • In December the government had approved the setting up of this unit.
  • The teams will be responsible for conducting missions that include targeting strategic installations, high-value targets in terms of terrorists and crippling the war-fighting capabilities of the enemy.

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