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Behind enemy lines

The author looks at the lives of para commandos and the gruelling training they undergo to become a part of the elite force equipped to carry out surgical strikes

Veenu Sandhu 

When you are on a cross-border mission, you remember nothing - neither family nor friends. But yes, there are flashes when your mother comes to mind," says an officer who has, in the past, participated in at least one strike across the Line of Control (LoC). The September 29 surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have put the spotlight on para commandos - the elite special force that takes over in situations that demand a sharp, clinical mind, extraordinary levels of physical fitness, but most of all, unshakable integrity. "To question the ...

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Behind enemy lines

The author looks at the lives of para commandos and the gruelling training they undergo to become a part of the elite force equipped to carry out surgical strikes

The author looks at the lives of para commandos and the gruelling training they undergo to become a part of the elite force equipped to carry out surgical strikes When you are on a cross-border mission, you remember nothing - neither family nor friends. But yes, there are flashes when your mother comes to mind," says an officer who has, in the past, participated in at least one strike across the Line of Control (LoC). The September 29 surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have put the spotlight on para commandos - the elite special force that takes over in situations that demand a sharp, clinical mind, extraordinary levels of physical fitness, but most of all, unshakable integrity. "To question the ... image
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Behind enemy lines

The author looks at the lives of para commandos and the gruelling training they undergo to become a part of the elite force equipped to carry out surgical strikes

When you are on a cross-border mission, you remember nothing - neither family nor friends. But yes, there are flashes when your mother comes to mind," says an officer who has, in the past, participated in at least one strike across the Line of Control (LoC). The September 29 surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have put the spotlight on para commandos - the elite special force that takes over in situations that demand a sharp, clinical mind, extraordinary levels of physical fitness, but most of all, unshakable integrity. "To question the ...

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