Thursday, October 15, 2009

BSF ‘Crocodiles’ to guard creeks

The Border Security Force (BSF) will soon get its first set of Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) of specially trained marine commandos to guard the sensitive creek areas across Gujarat. The Gujarat Frontier of BSF has been raising these teams on the lines of the elite MarcoS of the Indian Navy for effective security along the 104-km long creek area under its jurisdiction. This crack unit will be called ‘Crocodiles’.
“QRTs of marine commandos, who can operate effectively in the creek areas, were a long felt need of this frontier. Special training for these QRTs is on at Koteshwar and will take about a year’s time to complete,” said Frontier Inspector General A K Sinha. Official spokesperson of the BSF, DIG (Intelligence) K Srinivasan, when contacted in Delhi, said: “This is the first time that the force has decided to create QRTs of specially trained commando groups for creek and marine related operations in the country. About 30 to 40 personnel in all BSF units in Gujarat will be trained for this special task.”

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