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The Time of a Secret"
Michel Bernard, member of the body of elite of the national french police force, goes back over the body of his career and redraws by the detail its missions to the Basque country, to Ouvéa, in former yugoslavia
To the Heart of Action
This constituted book of an astonishing series of photographs induces the reader to the deepest one of the different action perimeters of the GIGN, retranscribes in the four environmental elements: the earth, water, the air and the fire.
POLICEMEN - "To The heart of the action"
The National French police Force is composed many unities of operational elite. This work is the first one kind to do you to penetrate, to the assistance of an authentic and spectacular iconographie to the cœur of this institution
HISTORY: Soon after the creation of Pakistan in 1947, the security of our eastern borders was assigned in respective areas of Punjab Border Police Force i.e Bahawalpur State Police, Khairpur State Police and Sindh Rifles. As this force was neither properly organized nor equipped for the assigned task, therefore, in 1958 it was re-organized and named as West Pakistan Rangers. After the 1971 war, this force was federalized under the Ministry of Defence as Pakistan Rangers and later in 1974, it was made part of the Civil Armed Forces (CAF) under the Ministry of Interior.
ROLE: Rangers are basically framed to undertake defensive tasks along the international border, thus their grooming remains very close to that of the Army. Most of its departmental officers are ex Servicemen and having served in the Army, they had opted to join Rangers. Moreover, roles/tasks of Rangers also demand altogether a different culture and organizational set up. Basing on these employment parameters, Command of Rangers Troops 'is mostly entrusted to officers of Pakistan Army (on deputation to Pakistan Rangers) and thereby standards of discipline and conduct are maintained as close to the Army as possible.
Protection of persons and property in the border areas.
Apprehension of persons unlawfully entering into or going out of Pakistan territory.
Prevention of smuggling.
Collection of intelligence in the border areas.
Reinforce the Police for the maintenance of law and order whenever it is necessary.
Federal Government may by an order at any time declare a state of emergency on entire border of the Province or a part thereof and thereby place under the operational control of the Army all or any of the units or members of the force for the time being serving within the Province.
Organization of village defence in border areas.
Provision of assistance to the police to prevent and detect crime in the border area.
Reinforce the police for the maintenance of law and order.
Collection of intelligence and provision of early warning about smugglers movement/concentration.
Organization of village defence in the border area.
ORGANIZATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Pakistan Rangers fall under Ministry of Interior. Rangers are commanded by Major General as Director General. In Punjab province four border corps are commanded by Colonels and each wings by a Lieutenant Colonel. Presently Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) consist of approximately 5000 all ranks who are deployed at over 300 Border Out Posts along 1300 kilometers of the eastern border. Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) Academy is located at Mandi Bahauddin. In Sindh province Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) consist of approximately 23,000 strong, of which about 10,000 are deployed in or near Karachi Pakistan's largest city they guard 40 consulates and many other important places and installations of strategic importance. Some 13,000 rangers operate in the interior of Sindh, patrolling the border with India and protecting foreign companies’ oil installations and gas explorations. Their job is also to maintain a vigil on the railway. Departmental officer of Pakistan Rangers can be promoted to the rank of Superintendent Rangers.
NEW DELHI - The Indian army will send thousands of special forces troops to Israel for training to fight Islamic militants in troubled Kashmir, and the two countries have signed a multimillion-dollar weapons deal, a news report said Sunday.
An Indian Defense Ministry delegation will visit Israel next week to discuss anti-insurgency warfare training for its special forces, the Press Trust of India news agency quoted unidentified ministry officials as saying.
India and Israel have also signed a $30 million agreement to arm special forces with advanced light weapons systems, the news agency said.
Brigadier Shrutikant, an Indian army spokesman, gave no immediate comment on the report
Israel will train about 3,000 selected Indian soldiers in batches, the news agency said.
Originally posted by blue cell
Okay I got the book on Koppasus and here is my review of the book so far.
There is a lot of politics involved in it! They don't give to much specifics about the units training in its early stage. But they do give a little, they talk about key people that helped form it. Talk about how certain people went to America and Britain for training. All in all, so far its an okay book! And i'm about half way through it. Also very good book on Indoneshian history. They tell about the conflict between them and the Dutch, and the Malaysians. And a lot of other interesting stuff, seeing thats its the only book in American on Idoneshian Special Forces I would recommend it!
Originally posted by rogue1
The Kopassus are mainly trained by the Australian SASR, it was a major issue here after E Timor if, the SASR should resume training of the Koppasus. I guess it makes sense since the SASR are probably the preeminent jungle warfighters in the world.
Marinejegerkommandoen (MJK) is a Norwegian maritime and coastal-oriented special forces unit formally established in 1951. It is divided into two operative units, one of which is located in Ramsund in the northern part of Norway and the other at the Haakonsvern Navy base in Bergen.
As is expected from any special forces, the training to become a MJK operative is long and arduous, taking two years and then further augmented by courses taken during the following four-year contract period, such as field medical training, sniper training and forward air control (FAC) training. As of recently, all MJK personnel are assigned as officers and are put through the required courses in order to qualify. This is to maintain a level of authority and operational independency in relations to other, non-special forces units
MJK has participated in a number of international operations, most notably and most recently in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, not once, but twice. First deployed in 2002, and then subsequently in 2003, MJK’s contribution is primarily unknown, but from what is available, its missions have included DA (Direct Action), Forward Air Control (FAC) and SR (Special Surveillance and Reconnaissance), assisting US troops in the fight against Taliban.
actaully this is truely great news because the marines were the only branch of the military that didnt have a unit under SOCOM. This is very good news.
Originally posted by blue cell
Marine Corps to Join U.S. Special Operations Command
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2005 – The Marine Corps will soon officially join the special operations community with a new Marine Special Operations Command to become a component of U.S. Special Operations Command, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld announced here today.
Rumsfeld announced his approval of the plan, part of a sweeping range of transformations under way to strengthen the U.S. military and its special operations forces, during a Pentagon news briefing.
It will increase Special Operations Command's ability to field highly skilled special operators in the numbers required to support of the war on terror and other missions, he said.
The command's members will train foreign military units and carry out other Marine Corps missions traditionally associated with special operations work: intelligence, logistics, fire-support coordination, direct action and special reconnaissance, among them, Powell said.
The 2,600-member command will have three subordinate elements: a special operations regiment, foreign military training unit and special operations support group.
A portion of the command will train and deploy with Marine expeditionary units, enhancing those units' special operations capability, officials said.
Oh my goodness I know they had a spec ops unit in SOCOM, but now they have their own command. Rock on Marines! Any comments would be welcomed.
Originally posted by thesaint
Man how many times do we have to have these "Our special forces are better than your arguments" here on ATS.
I have worked alongside many SF men during my military days including SAS, SEALS, SPETZNAZ.
I have sat on a ferry as a passenger hostage which has been raided by Joint SAS, SBS and Australian SF.
I have sat on a Jumbo Jet as a passenger hostage which was raided by SAS which also included a attachment of 4 SEALS who had swapped places with four SAS blokes for 12 months
In the Military my Ski training was given to me by an ex Spetznaz guy.
All are equal in their own field of expertise. Yes some are better at other things but its a vice versa thing all the way. You would be suprised at how many SF teams from around the world are based with Foreign SF regiments for a few months to learn a "Trade" as it where.
And whoever said something along the lines that one force who specialises in Mountain Warfare whould whip ass of a force that specialises in Marine Warfare out in the Alps or something is completely wrong.
A special forces team is selected very carefully usually of 8 men in UK.
One of these men will be a specialist in Explosives and driving foreign vehicles and a multitude of other vehicles. Another will be a Medical specialist as well as a Mountain warfare specialist. Another will be a Radio/Comms specialist aswell as a Jungle warfare specialist another will be a expert linguist in a particular foreign language as well as a Survival specialist. etc etc etc
Of course they all receive that training but a team is made up of specialists in each field basically the best of the best in each team covering every scenario they could encounter as much as possible.
And selection for most special forces is not the hard part. The hard part is staying in.
Now whilst on the subject who knows of the super secret regiment which is higher than the SAS within the UK. You wont find this regiment on any lists but they exsist believe me