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Elite Forces of Pakistan and India
by Osprey
Author: Ken Conboy
Publish Year: 1992
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 7.5x9.75x.25"
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2147580071
Mfg. part #: OSPELI041
Type: Softcover
Series: ELI41


Influenced by the German use of paratroopers early in World War Two, General Sir Robert Cassels, the Commander-in-Chief India, ordered the formation of an airborne cadre in October 1940 — thus marked the origins of India's first élite units. Pakistan can trace the origins of its own army airborne to the common parentage of British-raised forces. Following the partition from India in August 1947, it raised its own Special Service Group, with individually specialized companies including desert, mountain, ranger and underwater warfare units. This remarkable volume by Kenneth Conboy details the history, organization, uniforms and insignia of the élite forces of India and Pakistan. Also covered are the elite forces of Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.