The list of top 8 elite warrior forces on the planet
Our boys form Pakistani military have always kept our head high and we have held them in great esteem. In recent times, entire Pakistani nation was chanting #ThankyouRaheelSharief after the ex- COAS’s attempts to defeat terrorist elements from our country which uplifted the morale and spirit of every Pakistani.
Yet again, our Special Service Group (SSG Force) has coped up to carry this winning streak for us as Pakistan’s SSG positioned itself amongst the world’s fiercest elite forces! This is completely astonishing! Following is the list of the top 8 elite fighter forces of the world where our very own SSG has made its mark!
PAKISTAN SPECIAL SERVICE GROUP (SSG)
The SSG aka The Maroon Berets possesses unique capabilities that set them apart. According sources, SSG’s training schedule includes a 36-mile trek in 12 hours and a 5-mile run which is to be completed in less than 50 minutes, wearing full equipment! In 2009, the SSG assaulted an agency structure and rescued 40 hostages kidnapped by terrorist elements of TTP. SSG is headed by a major-general and further divided into eight battalions. Each battalion consists of 700 men distributed in four companies, with every company split into platoons and further divided into 10-man teams. A lieutenant colonel holds the command of each battalion.
SPAIN’S UNIDAD DE OPERACIONES ESPECIALES (UOE)
Spain’s Unidad de Operacioners Especiales (Naval Special Warfare Force) aka UOE is one of the best counter terrorist forces in the world. The Unidad de Operaciones Especiales (Special Operations Unit – UOE) held the title of the special operations force of the Spanish Navy and Marines from 1967 to 2009.
However 2009 saw the unit’s incorporation into the newly established Naval Special Warfare Force (Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial). The UOE, which was previously stationed in the ‘Tercio de Armada’ in San Fernando, Cádiz, ran under the direct control of the Admiralty and Naval Special Warfare Command. It was estimated to include around 100 men ordered into three Operational Teams (Estoles) as well as command and support workforce.
RUSSIAN ALPHA GROUP
Spetsgruppa “A”, aka Alpha Group or Alfa, is the cream of the crop, stand-alone sub-unit of Russia’s Special Forces. It is a devoted counter-terrorism mission force under the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), which mainly thwarts and takes action against violent acts in public transportation and buildings. It was trained by the legendary Soviet KGB in 1974.
Although much is unknown about the accurate personality of its primary directives, it is considered that the unit is authorized to act and engage under the straight control and sanction of Russia’s top political headship, parallel to its sister unit, the Directorate “B” (Vympel), which is authoritatively tasked with defending Russia’s strategic installations. Russian Alpha also extends to police duties, for paramilitary operations, and for stealthy operations, both locally and globally.
FRANCE’S NATIONAL GENDARMERIE INTERVENTION GROUP (GIGN)
Groupe d’intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale (National Gendarmerie Intervention Group) also known as the GIGN is the elite law enforcement and special operations unit of the France. The GIGN undertakes missions which include counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, supervision of national threats, defense of government officials, and aims at organized crime.
ISRAELI SAYERET MATKAL
Israeli Sayeret Matkal concentrates in reconnaissance and operations deep behind the enemy lines. During their selection, the new cadets are kept under constant surveillance by the doctors and psychologists. The medical staff keeps a keen eye on them while they undergo intense training. Only a handful of the best of the best are selected.
BRITISH SPECIAL AIR SERVICE (SAS)
The Special Air Service (SAS) is the elite Special Forces unit of the British Army. The SAS was established in 1941 as a division but it was later reconstituted as a corps in 1950. SAS deals with a number of missions which include stealth, reconnaissance, counter-terrorism and hostage rescue missions.
The SAS currently comprises of the 22nd Special Air Service Regiment, the regular constituent under the operational control of United Kingdom Special Forces, and 21 (Artists) Special Air Service Regiment (Reserve) and 23 Special Air Service Regiment (Reserve), which act as reserve units under the operational command of 1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade.
BRITISH SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE
The Special Boat Service is portrayed as the elite naval force of the United Kingdom and is the sister unit of the SAS. The operational potential of both units is generally analogous.
On the other hand, the SBS (being the major Royal Navy role of UKSF) undergoes extra training and gear to lead in the marine, amphibious and riverside environments. These Forces fall under the operational command of HQ Directorate of Special Forces (DSF) and endure an equal selection process, enjoy noteworthy interoperability in training and on maneuvers.
US NAVY SEA-AIR-LAND UNIT (SEAL)
The United States Navy’s “Sea, Air, and Land” Teams, usually truncated as the Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy’s crown jewel and key special operations force and a factor of the Naval Special Warfare Command.
Navy SEALs’ main functions consist of carrying out small-unit marine military operations that initiate from, and return to, a river, ocean, swamp, delta, or coastline. The SEALs are skilled to operate in all situations (Sea, Air, and Land) for which they are named after.
As of 2016, all active SEALs are presently male and elements of the U.S. Navy. The CIA’s extremely stealthy and elite Special Operations Group (SOG) employs operatives from SEAL Teams, with cooperative operations going back to the MACV-SOG in the Vietnam War.
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