The idea behind the deployment of the MARCOS in Eastern Ladakh where Indian Air Force’s Garud operatives and Indian Army’s Para Special Forces, which have been there since day one of the conflicts, is to enhance the integration of the three services and provide the naval commandos exposure to extreme cold weather conditions, government sources.
“The MARCOS have been deployed in the Pangong lake area where the Indian and Chinese forces have been engaged in a conflict situation since April-May timeframe this year,” the sources said.
The Navy commandos are also soon going to get new boats for operations in the lake are along with the existing infrastructure for operations in the lake.
Indian Army’s special forces including para special forces and special frontier forces has been operating in eastern Ladakh for carrying out special operations for a long time.
Indian Air force Garud Special forces has moved to hilltop at the strategic location of Line of Actual control (LAC) along with Igla-S short range surface to air missile in early days of conflict to take care of any aircraft of enemy which may tried to violate Indian air space.
Indian Navy has deployed MARCOS near Wular lake area of J&K to tackle terrorism there. Indian air force has started deploying Garud Commandos after 2016 pathankot attack to give feel of real operations.
The Indian Army has many of its special forces Commandos are been deployed in kashmir valley for counter terrorists operations.