Para Commandos – 10 Interesting Facts

Top 10 Amazing Facts about PARA Commandos


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Para Special Forces came into existence in the aftermath of 1965 India-Pakistan war. The Para Commandos is a Special Forces unit of the Indian Army’s Parachute Regiment.

Para special forces was formed to counter –

  • Counter Insurgency
  • Foreign Internal Defence
  • Special Operations
  • Hostage Rescue
  • Direct Actions
  • Special Reconnaissance
  • Counter-Proliferation

The main motive of a Parachute Regiment is a quick deployment to attack the enemy and destroy their first line of defense. Join Dehradun Defence Academy for the Best NDA coaching in India :

Here Are The Top 10 Amazing Fact About Para Commandos:


  • Those who successfully pass the rigorous tests are enrolled in the Paratroopers Training School in Agra. Completing five jumps, including one at night, is a prerequisite to earn the Para designation.


  • All Indian Paratroopers are known as volunteers and undergo a three-month probationary period to assess their physical and mental capabilities.


  • Special Forces receive specialized training in infiltration methods, including combat free fall (air) and combat diving (sea).


  • Special Force personnel must complete a demanding free-fall course, which mandates a minimum of 50 jumps from altitudes as high as 33,500 feet to qualify.


  • Personnel are trained in both High Altitude Low Opening and High Altitude High Opening techniques.


  • This training is renowned for its extreme toughness, subjecting individuals to challenges such as sleep deprivation, humiliation, exhaustion, and mental and physical endurance tests.


  • The Parachute Regiment must maintain peak operational efficiency and physical fitness. It is the sole regiment in the Indian Army that has participated in every domestic and international operation.


  • The soldiers of the German African Corps in Africa bestowed upon them the moniker “RED DEVILS.” The term “RED” is derived from the “Marauder” red beret worn by these elite soldiers.

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