MARCOS being deployed in the Eastern Ladakh
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence & Security
- 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.
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- 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.