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Maroon Beret Ceremonial Parade

  • 21 May 2024
  • 1 min read

Why in News?

Recently, to mark the successful completion of training of Air Force Special Forces ‘Garud’ Commandos, Maroon Beret Ceremonial Parade was held at Garud Regimental Training Centre (GRTC), Air Force Station Chandinagar, Uttar Pradesh.

Key Points

  • The Garud Commando Force is the special forces unit of the Indian Air Force. It was formed in February 2004 and has a current strength of over 1500 personnel.
    • Garud forces are tasked with the protection of critical Air Force bases and installations, search and rescue, and disaster relief during calamities.
    • In 2004, Garuds were deployed in Congo as part of the UN peacekeeping operations.
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