Pakistani SSG Ranked Among Top Elite Special Forces in the World

Most countries in the world have an elite special forces group which represent the best their military has to offer. They are the creme de la creme and capable of superhuman feats.

Pakistan’s own special forces group ranks among them. Here’s a list of top 8 special forces groups in the world. The rankings are based on their track records and their reputation.

8. Pakistan’s Special Services Group (SSG)

The SSG are also known as Black Storks since the commandos have unique headgear that sets them apart. Their training regimen includes a 36-mile trek in 12 hours and a 5-mile run completed in 50 minutes, done in full gear. Back in 2009, the SSG stormed an office building and rescued 40 hostages kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants.

7. Spain’s Unidad de Operaciones Especiales (Naval Special Warfare Force)

It was established back in 1952 as Amphibious Climbing Company and has since then become one of the most respected special forces in Europe. It’s not easy to join the Naval Special Forces, which have a candidate failure rate of 70% to 80%. It often even goes as high as 100%.

6. Russia’s Alpha Group

The Alpha Group was created by the KGB (Russian intelligence agency, known as FSB these days) and serves under them to this day. The Alpha Group received its share of criticism back in 2002 when 120 hostages died due to excessive shelling during the Moscow hostage crisis.

5. France’s National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN)

This specific group specializes in dealing with hostage situations and numbers around 200 in total. Since GIGN’s formation back in 1973, they have rescued more than 600 hostages. It is illegal to publish images of GIGN member’s faces.

4. Israel’s Sayeret Matkal

Sayeret Matkal unlike the GIGN, specializes in intelligence gathering and working behind the enemy lines. At their selection camps, the candidates are monitored by the doctors and psychologists when they’re undergoing intense training. Only the best are selected.

3. British Special Air Service (SAS)

One of the best in the world, the SAS are the infantry counterparts of the Special Boat Service. Their motto is “who dares wins”. SAS’s role was essential in the Iraq War according to the US Gen. Stanley McChrystal who said that they couldn’t have done it without them.

2. British Special Boat Service

The British version of US’s Navy SEALs unit. The hopeful candidates are selected after a hardcore endurance test involving training in the forest of Belize and combat survival training. The latter of the two includes grueling interrogation of candidates. You only get two chances to pass the tests.

1. US Navy Sea-Air-Land Unit (SEAL)

While most of the special forces units mentioned in this list specialize in one or two specific fields, the Navy SEALs specialize in all of the above. They have the best reputation in the world with many countries forming their special forces units based on them.

Via Business Insider

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  • Such self cooked lists are creations of Pak over-patriotic fellows who pick info from here and there just to get more Clicks from other patriotic bunch.

    Back in 2007 when Mush Army was taking some beating, the agencies poped up a creature called Zaid Hamid and Ahmad Qureshi whose JD was to glorify Pak Army.

    They posted this famous “world best agency” thing , originally posted by another kido website hoping to get more Clicks.

    Their Good Luck it became a hit and viral post but if anyone ever bother to do any RnD there is no such list as there is no org in the world that posts ranking of agencies.

    In Pak if you want more likes and clicks just post any over patriotic nonsense and you are good to go.

    The proof ?
    People posting such things will never tell you the name of Org which posted these rankings.

    All they do at max is citing another website which picks it from other and the circle continues till you reach the innovative brain behind it.

      • یہ تو آپ ٹھیک ہی کہہ رہے ہو طالبان کی ٹریننگ، لشکر کی ٹریننگ، جیش کی ٹریننگ حکمتیار کی سپورٹ حققانی گروپ کی سپورٹ، ملا عمر کی تیمارداری اور اسامہ کی حفاظت واقعی میں جو کام امریکی نہ کر سکے پاکستانی فوج نے کیا ہے

    • Just to clarify , the comment is not exclusively about this ranking (though I dont agree to it either on technical grounds ) but its about all such posts we see from 2007 to current period.

      Words like Elite, best are subjective in definitions.
      Just google Pak cyber space and see countless lists spread across.

      Not a single of these is authentic.

    • I agree with you to the extent that there’s no such organization which measures these rankings. These are mostly over speculated publishings. But tell me are you Munib (Munna) of Najam Sethi?

    • Yeah..Indian puppet spotted.!!
      First of all our agency is currently handling multiple foreign agencies at the same time i.e. RAW, MOSAD, CIA, etc.
      Just look at Syria and Libya they totally collapsed after 3 or 4 years of internal conflicts and people know who were behind that, and Pakistan is dealing with it for 15 years. this is because of successful joint operations by our agencies and armed forces.

    • Bro go search this picture was original of 13 hours movie. They show the real faces of soldiers at end. if you haven’t watched the movie. plz see.

      • ok you proved your point i was wrong. cheers. you sir just discovered 8th wonder of world. Just joking. thanks for correction.

  • عامر میاں ! بھائی ایسی کون سی غلطی کر دی ریڈرز نے جو سزا دے رہے ہو

  • حیرت کی بات ہے کہ ٹاپ پر ہونے کے باوجود حال یہ ہے کہ افریقہ سے لے کر ایشیا اور یورپ سے لے کر امریکا کوئی ایک بھی ملک ہمیں اپنے گیارہ کرکٹ کے کھلاڑیوں کی حفاظت کی ذمداری دینے کو تیار نہیں

  • Good ?
    Abhi bohat sare logon ki g**** mein keerha kaate ga kyun k Pakistan Mukhalif Dushman Mulk ka naam is mein nhn hai, Snapchat k CEO ne sach he kaha tha bechare i*****

    • Mutthi bhar? are you serious? Raw & Moosad are continuously training & producing militants…& you are saying “Mutthi bhar” ?? TTP then MQM then BLA then JSQM now ISIS…they are facing resistance from every part of the country & you are saying “Mutthi bhar”? The cowards & black-sheeps like you, can’t do any thing except hate speeches.

      • How naive you are not to see the reality.
        You are the typical Pakistani who see conspiracies of so called RAW, Mossad and یہود و نصارٰی behind ever flaw and failure in the system.
        People like you readily believe in everything the army, religious clerics and media tell you.
        You don’t bother to search for yourself the hidden truth and intentions of the government and agencies.
        You people have been so deeply brainwashed since childhood that you don’t even want to see the other hideous and real side of the establishment.
        You consider them as innocent and sacred as your religion.


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