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Indian special forces team beat US, SA, UK and France in the macho-men competition!
Times of India: “Mention ‘Special Forces’ and the intrepid Israelis, the gung-ho Americans or the secretive British come to mind. But, it appears that it is the Indians who are the toughest of them all. This is what a gruelling contest determined last week.”
“The Israelis were not there, but a team of India’s 10 Special Forces (SF), led by Captain Krishnadas, outshone their counterparts from the US, South Africa, U.K., France, hosts Botswana and a clutch of African nations in the Kalahari desert.”

No better way to start a Sunday morning than by feeling proud.

  1. We from the Indian Special Forces feel proud of our achievements,in todays scenario we are the most combat experienced organisation.We might not have the werewithal available with our cunterparts in thw western world but we make it up bu having more grit an determination an raw courage than the others.The world shall see!

    Posted by: MAJ ARVIND SHARMA on August 10, 2002 03:01 AM

    Posted by: DUSTY MENDES on October 30, 2002 09:31 AM
  3. they are the ones who have it in them, make us proud whereever they go, topping missions whatever assigned,

    none can face their daggers bark, salute them with esteem, their our delights
    india's best, special forces

    Posted by: S.Kharbanda on November 1, 2002 12:25 AM
  4. jai hind veer jawano
    i salute your courage and boldness.
    we are proud of you

    Posted by: RONAUK SINGH on November 17, 2002 08:27 AM
  5. Jai Hind

    Posted by: Arjun on December 7, 2002 10:06 AM
  6. American/British special forces are given MACHO image only by the innumerable hollywood films that depict these average guys as some kind of superhuman beign.

    When it comes to toughness(both physical & mental) Indians lead the way.

    Posted by: sandeep on January 2, 2003 05:04 AM
  7. No matter what the criteria for the effectiveness of Special Forces is concerned, it is the man behind the gun that makes all the difference.
    Our guys have the guts to handle any scenario but just imagine how deadly they could become if better weapons and equipment were provided to them!!

    Posted by: Abhijit on February 4, 2003 06:56 PM
  8. thats the way to go,not like western special forces that are good at only one thing-SHOW OFF.Indians kick ass.

    Posted by: Parveen Dagar on February 7, 2003 06:46 PM
  9. indian sp ops are probably the best in the world, they definatyely are the toughest. Yanks get bloody nose when the enter a pitch gun fight. This was true in Somalia and now in Afghanistan when there best Delta Sqd sissys got a hammering in Kandhar.

    Indian Sp Ops if equipped with new weapons and gizmos would be unbeatable.....No doubts

    Posted by: nikhil on February 8, 2003 12:45 PM
  10. hello I am reserching a book at the moment can any one tell me the name of the Idian special Forces or any of their history.



    Posted by: Jazz on February 28, 2003 12:37 PM
  11. guys out there who are enthusiastic about the special-ops should start thinking about joining the me if you are an indian special forces buff

    Posted by: y.sricharan on March 5, 2003 08:50 AM

    Posted by: SUDHARSHAN on March 16, 2003 10:11 PM
  13. candian JTF2 is the best the in world.

    Posted by: halbinder singh on March 31, 2003 12:07 AM
  14. wisdom is knowing what to do,
    skill is knowing how to do it,
    and sucess is doing it.
    knowing how to do it requires skill but knowing how to do it under intense pressure requires GUTS.And we have got it in us.

    Posted by: vidyut mahato on April 15, 2003 12:53 AM

  15. when the going gets tough the tough gets going and its true for us.

    Posted by: sonam gupta on April 15, 2003 01:05 AM
  16. We are proud of our Special Forces.

    Posted by: Cdt Shubhankan on April 23, 2003 11:32 PM
  17. im proud to say that atleast politicians are not involved for once in making our special forces win and be the best amaong the best!!!god bless them all and i appriciate their sincere efforts in flying the indian flag higher

    Posted by: parm mangat on May 8, 2003 08:11 AM
  18. we are offcourse proud of our special forces, as far as american forces are concerned they have lot of sophistication and help from other sources. our forces can only be compared to israilies. major sudhir balia had shown the stuff after kargil.being a sujanian and an indian we are proud on him and 9 paras.

    Posted by: nishet thakur on May 13, 2003 01:56 AM
  19. our Indian govt. has to allow eye sight weakers to join the armforced then we will be very powerfull country i also like to be a army officer but my eye sight is weak thats why i m unable to join it i dont want any income i only want to do something for my country through army .

    Posted by: vikas jain on May 23, 2003 12:12 AM
  20. I wish the Indian Government develop a Special Forces team on the lines of SAS of Britain and give them full support in terms of training, equipment, salary, perks, etc., and make our special forces the best in the world. They should be able to go undercover deep in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Dubai and carry out special operations like killing Dawood Ibrahim and his gang and destroying his infrastructure, killing the terrorist leaders and destroying the terroist training camps in Pakistan, destroying the strategic sites in Pakistan, etc., in short creating mayhem in Pakistan and make it bleed. It will make them realise the cost of their support to terrosism in India and gradually cease their activities.


    Posted by: Preetham on May 28, 2003 03:47 PM
  21. The best you say?? Apparently the dismal results of operation Operation Bluestar have been forgotten. The western participants in this event were not chosen from their elite branches. They were merely common paratroopers.

    Posted by: Prem M. on June 3, 2003 09:26 PM
  22. The Indian Special Forces is a jewel in the crown of the Indian army,we are proud of our "red Devils" we the Indians are best it is proved by our SF team in south africa,May we always win ,may our soil produce more tigers of men blessed is this land & iam the proudest man when i call myself an Indian hats off to SF for hoisting our tricolour on top of the world.

    Posted by: VinitBajpai on June 17, 2003 01:35 PM
  23. though late,i appreciate first
    comming,but there is difference between event and
    real action so stay powerful
    with old and new techiques &

    Posted by: basweshwar j jangam on July 13, 2003 11:39 PM
  24. Operation BlueStar? so now you've decided top bring out ONE operation out of hundreds that have taken place around the world. comon, stop fooling yourselves, best SF are Israeli and American Rangers, NOT Indian SF, all that hype and over enthusiasim is good for morale boost for the army and country, but thats about it.

    Posted by: ali on August 1, 2003 06:12 PM
  25. Ali, that is your opinion and you are entitled to it. Yes, it is good for morale and enthusiasm. Whether "thats about it" is for individuals to judge rather than following dictums (or tantrums if I may judge) on "stop fooling yourselves".

    The whole point of this post is that I fealt good about *reading it*. If you got a problem with the facts as reported by Times of India, I suggest you take it up with them - not here, unless your grievance is about some people feeling good about something.

    I don't claim to be a military expert. So, I'm not judging where Indian forces stand. Neither am I judging how Yankees and Israelis perform. I merely wish to support my troops and hope all the best for them.

    Please note that I won't have unnecessary name calling and flaming on *my site* and reserve the rights to remove comments I *judge* to be against that spirit.

    Posted by: Babu on August 1, 2003 06:52 PM
  26. india`s has always the best cos of the historical background.

    Posted by: athara on September 13, 2003 03:44 AM
  27. in covert operation and close quarter combat, india has been very advanced since the days of Shivaji with his guerilla tactics of engagement. The Maratha were also quite versed with the specials operation much before the west has got a taste of it .

    Posted by: athara on September 13, 2003 03:49 AM
  28. lol american rangers?Sure theyre one of the best out there but not THE best.The fact that the 10 para beat them AND the SAS proves clearly that they arent the best out there.Besides as far as combat experience goes there have been more Indian army special operations in kashmir than rangers have ever seen.Operation Bluestar was nothing compared to some of the covert ops that actually took place in Sri Lanka and Kashmir.Lets face it.The 10 para is one of the best combat ready, experienced SF battalion in the world.

    Posted by: Sid on September 23, 2003 10:56 AM
  29. " You live by chance;
    love by choice ;
    and kill by profession"

    and we the Indians are proud of you.

    Posted by: General Vishwasrao on October 9, 2003 12:41 PM
  30. Ops Blue Star was a political fiasco, in which Indian Troops were not given Ammo to fire back for the first 72 hrs. Don’t believe me..check the history out.
    let me take u to Op Cactus - Maldivies where Indian SP Ops were the dudes that set a country free, Now which country Spec oPS have done that. And If US Spec Ops are the best why do they get thrashed. Kargil had countless unrecorded daring acts, which we civilians would never come to know. Israelis are good coz there govt gives them a free hand rather thats the state policy. If you want similar blood letting , change the constitution that withholds a no holds barred SF OpS

    Posted by: NIKHIL on October 13, 2003 06:22 AM
  31. I wonder how many of us criticizing Indian SF Ops know the size and structure of Army, Naval as well Home Ministry Spec Op Units.. its quite a size gents, there are black units belonging to RAW / IB as well..who knows. we wake up every morning and admire ourselves and our surroundings, well its these guys and countless others who make that i wonder why all the negativism al about...give that a thought guys

    Posted by: NIKHIL on October 14, 2003 01:56 AM
  32. I have two of my brothers in the army one Lt. Vivek is in the 9 paras and other one Lt. Ajay is gonna be joining him very soon hopefully, i m really proud of the special forces and indian army and proud of my brothers.

    Posted by: Vijay Saharawat on October 16, 2003 11:20 PM
  33. We need not prove it to the world that we are the best. Indians are always the best in the world, be it intellectually, physically or whatever.. Just the feeling that you are an Indian will propell you to the top of the tops... cheers, Indian...

    Posted by: Indian on October 18, 2003 02:46 AM

    As their motto on their badge and beret, may we all Indians get that simple meesage in that simple word, to follow and do what you Jawans do day in day out.

    Jai Bhavani

    Posted by: Deepan Gill on October 29, 2003 10:23 PM

    Posted by: MANGESH.B. KOYANDE on November 2, 2003 09:41 AM
  36. u have made us proud my brothers.
    we are behind u in every step u take.
    all the very best.
    bharat mata ke jai.

    Posted by: sushant on December 2, 2003 08:50 AM
  37. competition is all part of game,indian SFs are trained the tough way,these men depend on only their mental qualaties,they r the refined lot highly motivated,they dont depend on sophisticatd gadgets,ultimately its only hard trn g which matters
    shatrujeet is wat they r taught,and afterall it is tradition,IZZAT of their units,and that marron fire inside
    which makes them best........
    ..............JAI hind(a opte)

    Posted by: jai on January 2, 2004 07:44 AM
  38. this is really good news. i have had the good fortune of visiting one of the red devils units (1 para sf) in nahan. these guys are great. most of all, they are very patriotic.

    Posted by: M Tomar on January 11, 2004 06:58 PM
  39. i happend to read one of the comments by some idiot named "ALI". well i cant blame him cause its not his fault but his "jaths".
    i am sure he must be all praise for people like bin laden. now wonder they get their ass wacked all over the world. they have a habbit of spitting in the plate they eat.

    Posted by: sushant on January 13, 2004 07:52 AM
  40. our sf boys are the best in the world hats off to them but lets not get all to happy about op blue star the sf deserve thier credit n i give em that my familys ben in the armed forces for over 4 generations now(counting brithish)

    Posted by: gurmehr on February 23, 2004 08:48 AM
  41. our sf boys are the best in the world hats off to them but lets not get all to happy about op blue star the sf deserve thier credit n i give em that my familys ben in the armed forces for over 4 generations now(counting brithish)neva the less chears to them

    Posted by: gurmehr on February 23, 2004 08:50 AM
  42. Bravo !!
    I've basked and felt pampered as an Indian with news like that and its true if the American Special Forces were so great lots of people wud not even know about them. Theres no doubt we're TOP OF THE TOPS. How many people know of our paras, success more than secrecy is our codeword there. We strike and do not get discovered and for that we don't want anybody's certification. Izzat - o - Iqbal fellow Indians.

    Posted by: Faiz Usmani on March 12, 2004 09:16 PM
  43. I agree that the Indian special forces have had alot of experience and are very tough but everyone seems to have overlooked what is widely regarded by America, Canada, Germany, France and the majority of elite units around the world, as the most feared special forces unit on the planet...The australian SAS. Vietnam left them with a 500-1 kill ratio and it had not changed since! They have also seen some of the most action of any uni ie. vietnam, Malayia, Papua new guinie, East Timor, Afganistan and Iraq to mention a few.

    Posted by: Jaral on June 4, 2004 10:42 AM
  44. am really proud of our boys , but i want to know if the SAS , SBS , SEALs or DELTA were involved in that competition and also how our boys fared in marksmanship ( they cleared proved they have endurance and navigational skills )

    Posted by: krishna on June 17, 2004 12:22 PM
  45. kudos to you for maintaining such an inspiring website.And bravo to our special operations forces for their venerable show of Indian might.

    Posted by: puru on October 20, 2004 04:59 PM
  46. without a shadow of doubt indian army is the best in terms of stamina ,fitness and discipline.what we lack is the cutting edge technology available to the americans and other advanced countries and to top that that all our political gofathers are least bothered to make the defence sector stronger.

    Posted by: swagatam on November 6, 2004 10:52 AM