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MARCOS In Action!

December 05, 2023 15:39 IST

Glimpses of an operational demonstration by the Indian Navy from Tarkarli beach in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, on Monday, December 4, 2023 during the Navy Day 2023 celebrations.


IMAGE: The MH-60 Romeo Advance Light Helicopter, the Indian Navy's latest addition, is capable of anti-submarine warfare. All photographs: ANI Photo


IMAGE: MARCOS or the Marine Commandos, officially known as the Indian Navy's Marine Commando Force, perform combat free fall.
The free fall was carried out from an ALH from a height of 24,000 feet.


IMAGE: The LSV (Immediate Support Vessel), a type of patrol boat, is equipped with an optical day-night surveillance system and machine guns and can travel at a speed of 40 knots (74km/h).


IMAGE: The Sea King Charlie, an Advance Light Helicopter, carries MARCOS for a mission.


IMAGE: The Sea King Charlie does a mid-air drop of MARCOS in a demonstration of inserting the commandos at a critical installation.


IMAGE: The MARCOS slide down onto an inflatable rubber boat as the helicopter gives them cover.


IMAGE: The helicopter fires flares for ease of vision only for the demo; usually these ops are done under the cover of darkness.


IMAGE: MARCOS simulate beach reconnaissance and assault, using the inflatable watercraft Gemini.


IMAGE: A demonstration of how MARCOS destroy an enemy oil rig.


IMAGE: The P-8I Poseidon leaves a trail of flares.


IMAGE: A trail of flares in the sky.


Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/