Maharashtra forms special force to combat militant strikes

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Mumbai, Nov 24(ANI): Maharashtra Government on Tuesday instituted a special task outfit named Force One to combat militant strikes.

The formal investiture of Force One took place at the Maharashtra SRPF (Special Reserve Police Force) training establishment located in Mumbai's suburb Goregaon.

This exclusive commando-type unit is similar to the nation's elite National Security Guards (NSG) to combat militant strikes.

Around 216 personnel from the state police have volunteered to be the regular commandos of Force One.

On the occasion of the formation of this crack outfit, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said that the need of an elite force arose after last year's militant strikes that killed more than 166 people in Mumbai.

"Considering that 26/11 attack, it was decided to form this exclusive Force One. Kudos to the volunteering personnel from the police, this outfit has become a reality. And the Home Ministry has timely trained the personnel of Force One," Chavan said. (ANI)

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