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'Force One' becomes operational

mumbai Updated: Nov 24, 2009 12:30 IST

Nearly a year after the 26/11 terror strikes, 'Force One', an elite force formed on the lines of National Security Guards (NSG) for the state's security, became operational on Tuesday.

The first batch of 216 commandos of the state's own specialised counter terrorism unit, was inducted at SRPF training ground in suburban Goregaon in Mumbai this morning.

"The commandos who have undergone rigorous training and will be provided all infrastructure which will enable them
to be on par with international counter-terrorism units," Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, who laid the
foundation stone of the Force One's headquarters, said.

A few counter-terrorism techniques were also demonstrated by the commandos on this occasion.