MARCOS being deployed in the Eastern Ladakh

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MARCOS being deployed in the Eastern Ladakh

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence & Security

In news

  • MARCOS are being deployed in the Eastern Ladakh alongside the Indian Army against the Chinese military. 
  • They are present in the vicinity of the Pangong Tso lake where they will soon be conducting missions using boats.

Important value addition 

  • The Marine Commandos are abbreviated as MARCOS and officially called the Marine Commando Force (MCF).
  • It is the special forces unit of the Indian Navy that is responsible for conducting special operations.
  • MARCOS was founded in February 1987. 
  • MARCOS are capable of operating in all types of environments; at sea, in air and on land.
  • The force has gradually acquired experience and an international reputation for professionalism. 
  • The MARCOS regularly undertake specialised maritime operations in Jammu and Kashmir through the Jhelum River and Wular Lake.

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