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MARCOS

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Source: India Today

 Context: Indian Navy Marine Commandos (MARCOS) successfully thwarted a pirate hijacking attempt on a Liberian-flagged vessel in the North Arabian Sea.

 

About MARCOS:

MARCOS, formally the Marine Commando Force (MCF), is the Indian Navy’s elite special forces unit formed in 1987.

It is modelled on the US Navy SEALS and has its Motto: ‘The few, The fearless’. MARCOS operates by sea, air, and land, collaborating with the Indian Army, especially in Kashmir. Notable operations include Cactus, Leech, Pawan, and Cyclone, with a significant role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.