What is Secretive Special Frontier Force of Indian Army?

What is Secretive Special Frontier Force of Indian Army?

   Kautilya Academy    04-09-2020

The Special Frontier Force is also called Establishment 22. The commandos in the force are drawn from Tibetan refugees who took shelter in India after the Tibetan uprising.


The SFF was established in 1962 while the Indo-China war was moving close. The troopers in the power were at first prepared by IB, RAW, and even CIA. They are based at Chakrata, Uttarakhand. The SFF is talented in mountain fighting and is paratroopers. They were sent in clandestine tasks behind the adversary lines that incorporate the following of Chinese intends to convey atomic warheads. 

The SFF troops are very much acclaimed to brutal cold in Ladakh. They are additionally alluded to as the "VIKAS" unit. 

Why the name Establishment 22? 

The SFF got its name Establishment 22 after its author Sujan Singh Uban who instructed the 22nd Mountain Regiment in the subsequent universal war. 

Job of SFF 

The tops mystery SFF was raised with the assistance of Tibetan Guerrilla contenders of Chushi Gangdruk 

Soon after the power was established in 1962, the Chinese proclaimed truce during the war. 

The powers assumed a significant job in halting Pakistani powers at Chittagong during Bangladesh war of 1971, Operation Bluestar in 1984 and furthermore in making sure about Siachen icy mass in 1984 and in Kargil war in 1999 

The power isn't an aspect of the Indian Army formally. 

The power works under the immediate oversight of the Prime Minister of India 

The Indian Government had additionally framed the Ladakh Scout and the Nubra Guards on comparative lines. Their regimental tune says "One Day we will without a doubt show the Chinese a thing or two" 

How was the mystery uncovered? 

A Tibetan individual from the SFF unit passed on close to the site of the outskirt (shores of Pangong Tso lake). The 53-year old Nyima Tenzin was the pioneer of the SFF. He kicked the bucket when the Indian and Chinese powers came in the close showdown in the region during the end of the week.

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