Sir Creek, Nov 27: Just a day after India observed the first anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai Terror attacks when a group of terrorists infiltrated the country's west coast through sea and wrecked havoc, the Border Security Force (BSF) formed its first commando unit Creek Crocodiles in a bid to thwart infiltration terrorists through the sea.
Creek Crocodiles will be manning the creeks constituting of numerous raised grounds having mangroves and a network of shallow water channels, where India shares border with Pakistan.
The personnel deployed in the hostile creek region are trained to foil any infiltration attempts by the terrorists across the border.
BSF Commandant Pushpendrasinh Rathore, who is training the commando unit at Koteshwar outpost of BSF said,"We have kept three things in mind while selecting cadets for the commando including swimming and marine diving performance, firing abilities and endurance to work in the rough creek."
The units constituting of 42 commandos are undergoing vigorous training.
Crocodiles will be guarding large creeks vulnerable to infiltration including Sir Creek, Pir Sanai Creek, Pabewari Creek, Vianwari Creek, Koori Creek and Deveri Creek besides numerous drains in the area including the 'Harami Nallah'.