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10 Best Special Forces in the world

Special forces, or special operations forces are military units extremely trained to perform unconventional, typically insecure missions for a nation’s political, economic or military purposes. The origin of Special Forces dates back to the early twentieth century, with fighting models set up by German Brandenburgers during the World War II. Ranking the Best Special Forces from all over the world is a tough job. It’s just like trying to rank the best athlete from the world among the numerous different sports which require different skills and abilities. Throughout the worl, every country train special forces within their military. And all these special forces train their men to be the best of the best, to take the impossible task and make it possible. Here is a list of top 10 Best “SPECIAL FORCES” from around the world. All these renowned Special Forces are always surrounded by an air of mystery as they cannot be exposed to the general public.

10. MARCOS, India

MARCOS, India
The MARCOS (Marine Commando Force) is an elite special operations unit of the Indian Navy. It was created for conducting special operations such as Amphibious warfare, Counter-terrorism, Direct action, Special reconnaissance, Unconventional warfare, hostage rescue, Personnel recovery, Asymmetric warfare, Counterproliferation. The MARCOS is specially organised, trained and equipped for the conduct of special operations in a maritime environment.

9. GIS, Italy

GIS, Italy
The GIS (Gruppo di Intervento Speciale) is an elite special operations counter-terrorism tactical response unit inside the Italian Carabinieri military police. It was created by Italian State Police in 1978 to combat the growing terrorism threat. The unit is globally known for its sharp marksmanship. Currently the GIS, with one hundred or so soldiers, is tasked with anti-terrorism operations, security services and providing training.

8. EKO Cobra, Austria

Austria Special Forces

EKO Cobra (Einsatzkommando Cobra) is Austria’s primary counter-terrorism special operations tactical unit. It was formed in 1978, primarily as a response to the attack on Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. This special tactical unit is involved mainly in counter-terrorism. The unit retains a low profile, despite their high-speed involvement in the war on terror. They were involved in a hostage rescue in the Graz-Karlau Prison in 1996 and numerous other operations. The EKO Cobra is the only Counter-Terrorism unit to end a hijacking while the plane was still in the air. They are considered by many as one of the best trained counter-terrorist units in the world.

7. GIGN, France

GIGN, France
The GIGN (National Gendarmerie Intervention Group) is a special operations unit of the French Armed Forces. The unit is trained to perform counter-terrorist and hostage rescue missions in France or anywhere else in the world. It was formed after the Munich massacre in the 1971 Olympic Games. Its basic goal was to prepare for possible future responses to the extremely violent attacks. In 1973, the GIGN became a permanent force of men trained and equipped to respond to these kind of threats. It is renowned for its swift responses and proficient combat capability in hostage rescue and anti-terrorism operations. GIGN currently deployed for large-scale intervention, search and protection missions.

6. SSG, Pakistan

SSG Pakistan
The SSG (Special Services Group) is a special operations force of the Pakistan Army. It is quite similar to the U.S. Army’s Special Forces and the British Army’s SAS. The unit was created in 1956, it also known as “Black Storks” a name derived from their unique headgear the “Maroon Beret”. The SSG considered one of the world’s best special forces because of their courage and bravery. As a Russian president once said that if he had Pakistan’s army and Russian weapons he could conquer all the world because they are very brave. The SSG has trained for these specific missions: Asymmetric Warfare, Special Operations, Counter-Proliferation, Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance, Direct Action, Hostage Rescue, Counter-Terrorist and Personnel Recovery. Recently, SSG has been active in anti-terrorist operations in Pakistan’s restive western borders with Afghanistan and fighting Islamic extremists in Pakistani cities.

5. JW GROM, Poland
JW GROM

The JW GROM (Jednostka Wojskowa GROM) is Poland’s elite counter-terrorism unit. The unit was officially activated on July 13, 1990 in response to terrorist threats. GROM, which stands for “thunder” is one of the five special operation forces units of the Polish Armed Forces. They are trained to respond to a variety of threats and unconventional warfare roles, including anti-terrorist actions and projection of power behind enemy lines.

4. GSG 9, Germany

GSG 9, Germany
GSG 9 is a German counter-terrorism and special operations unit of the German Federal Police. It was officially established in 1973 after the mismanagement of the German Police to successfully free 11 Israeli athletes who were kidnapped in Munich during the Summer Olympic Games. GSG 9 is deployed in cases of hostage taking, kidnapping, terrorism and extortion. It also be used to secure locations, neutralize targets, track down fugitives and sometimes conduct sniper operations. The unit is very active in developing and testing methods and tactics for these missions. From 1972 to 2003 they reportedly completed over 1,500 missions,[1] discharging their weapons on only five occasions.

3. Delta Force, United States

Delta Force
1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D), popularly known as Delta Force, was officially approved in 1997 after numerous, well-publicized terrorist incidents in USA. It’s the best and one of the most secretive forces in the US. Modeled after the British 22 Special Air Service Regiment, or SAS. The founder/co-founder of SFOD-D was a former SAS operative who thought the US needed an elite force like the SAS. Delta Force’s primary tasks are counter-terrorism, direct action, and national intervention operations, although it is an extremely versatile group capable of conducting many types of clandestine missions, including, but not limited to, hostage rescues and raids.

2. Navy SEALs, United States

Navy SEALs usa
The Navy SEALs, also known as the United States Navy’s Sea, Air and Land Teams can trace their roots to World War II. SEALs are male members of the United States Navy, and are one of the United State’s most elite special Warfare Combatants. The CIA’s highly secretive Special Activities Division (SAD) and more specifically its elite Special Operations Group (SOG) recruits operators from the SEAL Teams. Joint Navy SEALs and CIA operations go back to the famed MACV-SOG during the Vietnam War. This cooperation still exists today and is seen in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most recent joint Navy SEALs and CIA operation in the finding and killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

1. SAS, United Kingdom

Special Air Service
Special Air Service is one of the best Special Forces in UK. SAS was set up in 1941 during the Second World War and has served as a model for Special Forces around the world. It was reformed as part of the Territorial Army in 1947, and named the 21st Battalion, SAS Regiment. The Regular Army 22 SAS gained worldwide fame and recognition after successfully attacking the Iranian Embassy in London and rescuing hostages during the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege. It currently comprises one regular regiment and two territorial regiments. It,s primary tasks are counter-terrorism in peacetime and special operations in wartime.

  • ng

    JTF2?

    • Devon Cook

      SAS and jtf2 are the same pretty much

      • Bleh

        Other than one is Uk and the other is Canadian?!?! lol

      • Exactly.

        There’s a world of difference.
        The SAS saw it’s start during World War 2, as a direct action combat force for the British.
        JTF2 was started as a counter-terrorist organization by the Canadian Forces.

        • DL

          Isnt delta force operators beter then the commen navy seal

          • aaronlara

            no navy seals are the elite and where train on though missions

          • NinjaMountie

            Most people don’t even know there is a ‘common’ Navy SEAL. They think all the teams are ‘tier 1.’ They don’t understand that the regular teams are about on par with Army Rangers (which is a highly underrated SO Unit).

    • Chadwick Pinch

      “Rear Admiral Harward would later profess that his JTF2 team was his first choice for any “direct action” mission….” – From the mouth of SEAL

      JTF2 chosen over SEALS, over TEAM6, over allll the other SPEC OPS units.

  • Cool guy

    What about the Danish jaegers??? many say it’s the absolutly the best sog in the world!!!

  • Aaronathers

    What about the SBS?

  • chetto

    totaly nonsense… maroon berrets won 2004 world mastership …just search and look to the points from usa, and other countries like germany etc… (26 lands…)…MB’ (maron berrets)s also do close protection of
    Government officials. (Reuters: Turkish Special forces (MB) won the
    first place in Germany 2004 Special Forces Competition)..

    • chetto

      maroon berrets > turkey

  • Xristos92

    bullshits,is there any special forces like OYK (Greece) that they drawn the soldiers to get used with that?

    • Alex Massie

      This list is inaccurate and we all know it.

  • Haziel Semm

    Wtf no kopassus?? They killed SAS in forest

    • Callum Traynor

      and?

      SAS and SBS are the top im bad SBS ignored but navy seals are there

      • Michael Biharta

        Hei kopassus number 2 in the discovery channel and navy seal even not in the big 5…
        Study first before coment something

    • Michael Biharta

      and no spetnaz too

    • William Alexander Plumbasket

      You’re an idiot.

    • Frank the hustler

      You’re biased, even your government always to cover up something, like Balibo Tragedy

    • Mike

      And the SASR killed Kopassus in Borneo, and more recently the SASR trained kopassus in counter-terrorism drills

  • Khan

    Well Pakistani SSGs are the best force all the over the world…many of those will agree with me who work in special forces themselves!

    • Alpha_One

      I work in PARA SF and look what we did to your SSG when it infiltrated into Chattisgarh. The worst thing is that even after submitting their ID Cards the Pakistani Government denied to recognize these as their own soldiers. Shame on you!

      • choudhry ali

        If the Infiltrated they weren’t as well equipped, trust me, your MARCOS may stand a chance, but PARA SF is about
        on the same level (less than actually, more like the Punjab police LOL) our Light Commandos, but don’t be sad you have the numbers 🙂

        • mircs

          what the fuck is wrong with you people? proud of who could kill whom better? you pakis, and idians should just chill the fuck out! “PARA is better, no MARCO is better.” its like a kindergarden… STFU

          • pablo escobar

            hey mircs i dont know if you are a indian or pakistani … you need to be born into any of the countries to understand the situation . even the muslims in india hate the pakistanis

          • mircs

            well whats the point? To my knowledge pakistan was created, because the muslims didnt want to live with hindus and other religions. Why do i need to be born some where to understand that you shouldnt hate a person just because of their passport? I am from Austria, we have been invaded and sieged by the turks twice. however, you dont see me going around screaming FUCK THE TURKS. people need to get over their nationalism. This is why the world is a shit hole, because everyone thinks they are better than their neighbour, who is exactly the same shit as you are… maybe of a different religion, but dont get me started on fucking religion…

          • Richard Smart

            Not to mention that Hitler was Austrian – but I have been to Austria back when I was in secondary school and it is a lovely country. It does seem strange that Germany was divided up into the East and the West after the war, but I suppose with Russia being so extreme, that was always going to happen – at least all of the various forms of nationalism all over the world aren’t killing each other any more – most of the violence about now is religious.

          • Mikial

            @ mircs, I hate to rain on your parade, but the measure of any unit is how well it kills their opponents without being killed themselves. I take it you have never been to war.

          • mircs

            I am aware that a good unit is one that doesnt get massacred… but all im saying is that the comment section is a let down to the human race. the most war mongering race there is. ehhhm no i havent, and i would rather shoot myself, than go to war for some idiot politicians who are trying to get richer and more powerful. Im sorry if you think you actually went to war to “protect” your country. Brainwashing is a bitch…

          • Mikial

            mircs, I hear you. I know what you’re saying. I’ve been in multiple war zones and it is an unending source of amazement that people can be so horrible to each other.

            But a couple of things I want to share . . . one, I wasn’t in the military, I am a prior military civilian. I went to war by choice because I hate bullies. The people I protect are engineers, people trying to promote free elections and rule of law, and humanitarian workers who are trying to help people. Those who slaughter innocents should not be breathing the same air as the rest of us. And that’s all terrorists are . . bullies.

            Second, I’m not brainwashed, I make my own choices. And if that gives you an opening to make disparaging comments about me, I don’t really care. I am my own man and I accept both the responsibility and either credit or blame for my own actions.

            Finally, I’m a little confused as to why you are even commenting on a topic like the top spec ops units in the world, if you are such a Liberal and someone who would rather die than protect yourself or your loved ones.

            I’m also a bit confused why someone with your outlook would use the handle “mircs.” ‘Mircs’ (sic) is a nickname for people who make their living as soldiers of fortune. I was called a merc by some, and a “gunslinger.” We are who we are, and I make no apologies for who I am.

          • mircs

            You need to differentiate. obviously i would fight to protect myself or family, if i am being invaded by an aggressor. but those are two different pair of shoes. it is a difference if i am in my own country fighting some one who invades, or if i go to a country to spread “freedom and democracy” while the government is actually just following their won agenda! i am also pro revolution against the government, where i would be willing to pick up arms. however, i will not do the dirty work for some corrupt government. and the people that do, and believe they are doing it for the freedom of the population, are brainwashed, IMO.

            Fair enough and i apologise. i dont want to make assumptions about you, i just get angry when i read condescending comments like, “ah you’ve never been to war…”, which disregards/nullifies my opinion, along the line, “oh you dont know what you’re talking about”

            I came across this post, and when i saw the comments, i couldnt stop but comment myslef. seeing shit like, “ah you indians are shit”, “no pakis are shit”, “our special forces will kill your special forces” is a shame, and seeing the lack of comments trying to “wake the people up” i felt the urge to try and just say my opinion. Which is, war is shit. and as long as people dont stop glorifying war and their henchmen as heroes, we will never have peace.

            and mircs was the name i used to spray (graffiti) with, has no connection to merc! that is just pure coincidence 🙂

            you do not need to apologise for who you are, just be sure that all your actions are based on YOUR will and choices. If that is the case then you should do as you please, everyone has their right to their opinion.

          • Mikial

            mircs, well said.

            I first took you as a totally different kind of person than I see you as now.

            And I agree, there are a lot of completely juvenile comments from armchair commandos on this thread.

          • mircs

            thanks!! good to see that simple discussioins still work with some people 🙂

            i know, that is the main problem. young people, that see war as a “cool” “Heroic” thing to die for. We need to educate the people to see that this war is just a business. Like everything else on this planet, someone is making money with it.

          • Mursi Kmaal

            brother SSG commando is brave and can not afraid to death.

          • MARCOS ! sat

            That’s why Pakistan military generals uses terrorist as their special forces to create tension in jk….my God ..no offence but…if u really believe ur ssg is awesome, then why don’t ur Paki’s military don’t use ssg to eliminate terrorist n destroy their launchpad near loc ……

      • umer

        these dead men are not ssg .. a country would never send their soldiers/commandos disguised as militants or whatever. if these dead corpse were of ssg soldiers they should be wearing the uniform .. i;m not saying sgg is great .. but c’mon!

      • 33maraba

        lol you indian stink, these are talibans which were by Pak Army, indians are the best at manipulating and blaming others, please never trust indians

        • Pakistan

          good

      • Ahmed

        LOLZ indian fools u can just post fake pics

        • feeling greatjt

          Indian para commandos captured those sssg commandos ehom you r feelin

      • da puck

        Lmao you lowlife scum thats not ssg soldiers fucking idiot there terrorist . Ssg dont use those rifles idiot. they say . Dont be racist how the fuck can you befriend with such scums man just thinking of indians makes me wanna vomit . Scum shit can for once you stop fucking with pak for.once you guys always comment something stupid no.matter where and go make some toilets protect your 4 months gilrs from getting raped lowlife

        • Jon Targaryen

          Don’t you think undercover operatives would use different weapons, incase they are caught? This would allow their government to deny any affiliation with them.

      • Rahul Fageria

        You sure they were SSG?

      • Jake

        Shame on u for putting dead soldiers that were just following orders on this WEBsite

        • Ian Steele

          Yes that is against “The Geneva Convention”

      • cat eye

        shuhada is not like these,,their faces showing that they are not muslim not ssg commando…ssg commando did,t afraid of death,,and lol all indian your army never faces our ssg commando you bastards just concentrate anf focus on Bollywood haha

    • Hitanshu singh rajput

      you can’t even protect your children… And yourself “The best”…. wake up fuckers

      • Someone

        May I remind u of Kashmir where children r killed by ur own forces………maybe u don’t consider Kashmiri children as ‘your children’……

        • pak

          owned!!!!!

        • usman

          u r ri8 they r children of pakistan also

      • usman

        fucker very soon we will save them , then u will be disturbed think ????
        we are not human killer as you

      • wajahat

        SSG is best world know . only 100 SSG commondos clear swat area from tirrorest in 2 day even america was wonder that how they do so……….u r indion therefor jealous about SSG

        • Jon Targaryen

          From the way you are referring to America, it is clear that you think of them more highly than other nations and their forces. However, it is clear that they do not have close to the best special ops teams in the planet, and yet you decided to use their thoughts to support your argument, suggesting that you lack the ability to make claims.

    • Chadwick Pinch

      JTF2.

    • Rahul

      They are not special force they are ISI sponsored terrorist….

  • Reem Goraya

    well Pakistan is the 1 of the world …ALLAHUMDULLILAH …..pride or whole Muslim Ummah… <3 <3 <3

    • Recycle Bin

      Hahahahahahahahaha

    • CIA

      dude pakistan is not even a stable country…. and for your information there is no christian or hindu or jewish terrorist there is only muslim terrorist.. and i know that the muslims didnt wanted this . but it was pakistan who did this!!. their ISI created al Qaeda and their sub group to wage war against INDIA but it backfired …. am sorry

      • raja

        Did you forget when pak army saves your trops. Don’t you see black hawk down.

  • Jitendra Kumar

    What about Sayaret Matkal??

  • vodka

    Spetsnaz? hahaha.. this list is horseshit

    • I wonder why it’s not included in the list. Spetsnaz is the most experienced special force in the World. Even though I am from India, truth has to be told. Spetsnaz should have been on this list.

      • Micah

        Spetsnaz isn’t a special force. It’s a general term for all Russian forces. So please be educated before you call anything horseshit

        • Micah

          Meant to reply to vodka, not you Mithun

        • why

          It is special force, it is even in their name.

          • Mikial

            Actually, during my time in the US Army, I spent several years in an American OPFOR unit intended to simulate the Spetsnatz in order to train US troops to deal with them. They are a nasty bunch, believe me.

        • Mursi Kmaal

          you know SSG commando moto is Allah u akbar and then they face all worst situation very courageously and bravely….

        • #Truu

          SOBR TEREK which is an Spetsnaz unit in Chechnya would have easily gotten to first place, they competed once in the Special Forces competition in Jordan called “Annual Warrior Competition” in 2015 and won easily without a single drop of sweat. They have a lot more experience than any of the special forces units mentioned above and are on the mission daily. They have been in both Chechen wars, the Georgian conflict, Ukrainian conflict, have dozens of anti-terrorist missions in North Caucasus annually and is currently fighting the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

      • Ash

        I am from india too!and i guess india’s best force is black cats not marcos!!if they would have taken black cats i bet it would have been in top 5

        • Mursi Kmaal

          a.a baby am from pakistan .you read SSG COMANDOS forum before. so after that you tell their militry.

        • levie

          I think Bollywood hahahaha

  • SPCLFORCS

    every year they make tournements how fast the special forces of a country is and every year number 1 are the red barets special forces of turkey (bordo bereliler) so finaly they cancelled the tournemnt

  • makoy

    SWAT ; Philippines

    • ARkinhk

      Yup. Just like they did with the bus seige in Manila. Awesome performance. I train the PNP and a few other official LEO’s at Clark and all the guys who turn up are fat and just concerned about lunch. I do my best but not really the cream. I am British and served. I have no comment on the above list. Just observations. Have a good day.

  • Yourwrong

    You know the image used for the SASR is from a game called modern warfare 2 right?

  • assassino23

    SPETZNAZ ???????

  • Jdutton

    Training, equipment, support, budget and ACTUAL combat experience….hands down U.S. Special Forces are the best. Take your pick from Navy Seals, Delta, Rangers, Marine Recon

  • Sourav Chatterjee

    No Mosad??Strange!…And if Pakis are so bloody strong how come we beat their sorry asses every time they try to do something a bit more courageous than sneaking in and killing women and children??

    • Jedi Master

      Let them take siachen first,this ssg of theirs been trying for 30 years without a single success

      • Armani

        We will take it back, stinky rat eaters

        • Jedi Master

          Not with an attitude like that.

    • Someone

      Mossad is an intelligence agency….

    • khaleel

      oo you bloody,,,palistan’s SSG can destroy isreal within a day, don’t bark again

      • Akbar

        lol.., u know what! Israel can finish 2 pakistans in 4 days

      • sdaf

        Hahaha best joke yet. so, you from pakistan? I didnt knew you people got internet already, amazing!

        • Armani

          Well wait, when it will happen, we will fuck ur ass out motherfuckers

      • Lokesh

        learn to spell your own country’s name first

      • Rami Danon

        Paki boy…..Israel can finish you and Iran in 2 days and make the rebel province has been.
        Pakistan is only rebel province that belong to great indu nation of India , our great friend.
        Israel love India and would help India to instaure Indian law in Pakistan and to destroy Pakistani state of terror ( Mumbai Attack).
        After visit in Israel very soon of HE Mr Modi PM of India with HH Mr Netanyahu PM of Israel.
        It’s will the final decision to take by force Pakistan back to Indian nation and Indian laws.

      • vk

        you know what happens if MOSSAD see this :p

    • Ahmed

      you fool first get some knowledge

  • Rhysj

    An American obviously put this ridiculous top 10 in order of what they think is right, the yanks have to separate special forces in the top 10? NO! That’s ludicrous! Australia is not even in the top 10? We are second to the UK our SASR has some serious track records.
    They had a boot camp show in Australia our SASR vs Navy seals. The SASR did every training the navy seals went through with flying colours, but when they came here to commence our SASR training their fucking captain was the first to give up!

    It’s a shame to read this top 10 and not see Australia in it, if we had America’s numbers we wouldn’t need any allies!

    Fuck you! To however made this fucking dogs breakfast!

    • Jedi Master

      Australia is not really a military power

      • Chris

        It has nothing to do with military power. It’s “best special forces”

        • Jedi Master

          Name one mission they are known for?

          • LSDKfj

            You aren’t supposed to fucking know their missions, maybe they are smart enough to not fucking publisize stuff because they are SPECIAL FORCES.

          • Jedi Master

            Special forces are special because they are given special missions which are publicized like navy seals osama mission…australia is insignificant

          • Jack

            Australian SAS is insignificant? That’s not what the UK SAS and US Delta guys I know say. Though the Australian SAS is ranked 2nd to the UK, unofficially the UK SAS guys I know see them as the same level.

          • Jedi Master

            What’s it known for?

          • ozmal

            Look up SASR Australia Wikipedia.You will be surprised to learn they are significant and the US allies have been known to ask for their services at times. It’s an interesting read

          • Jedi Master

            Special forces do publicize their stuff

          • Sam

            Sasr was first into Iraq. We’re feared by NVA and VC more than any other group in Vietnam. Do some research and play less COD you dipshit.

          • Knowles2

            Only really the Americans publicise their stuff. UK and other nations know how to keep secrets and some of the more daring SAS operations will go unreported for years or even decades.

    • Steve Bshaw

      Keep your panties on Rhysj.

  • Zoolu

    SSG better than the GIGN?
    LOL and LOL again!
    The GIGN train almost every special forces in the world.

    • Rami Danon

      Coco almost ….but not Israel…..:) you know why ? We train Gign raid bri…..ask them or came to milipol they even buy HighTech military product from the start Nation

      • Zoolu

        I said “almost” every special forces 😉
        And about israel, no there is no gign training unit in there. They, also, don’t buy any material from them, this, i can assure you.
        Greets.

  • Jedi Master

    Pakistan’s SSG on the list?Let them take siachen first.

    • Nadeem Haider

      Don’t u know any thing about siachen , siachen was captured by paramilitary forces of pakistan from india.
      indian army is a shit man.

      • Jedi Master

        Well,if you are right.then all of internet is wrong.Siachen is controlled by India,even according to pakistani sources.

        • Nadeem Haider

          don’t you know any thing about truce and the un pressure on pakistan

  • Wayne Kerr

    No Australian SASR (or NZ SAS for that matter) Israeli Sayeret or Canadian JTF2??? REALLY? No UK Parachute Regiment, Special Boat Service, etc etc etc etc This list is a farce.

    • Callum Traynor

      UK Paras and SBS totally ignored

      SBS and Paras are probs stronger then all this list

    • Rami Danon

      Funny list : Only Israel account one of the biggest special forces units : sayeret Matkal, shayetet 13 , Duvdevan , lotar , golani , Givati, shaldag, duchifat, and more secret unknowen forces.
      And you what if you terrorist or enemy of Israel…I don’t wish you to meet them face to face…even you hide they will hunt you and looks for direct contact. They are killer !!!!

  • mustafa

    hahaha a very funny sequence 1 number is SAS really ???Special forces competition was held.Turkey won the maroon beret and all of the last 5 years.Ranking was always the same in the last five competitions.1-Maroon Berets(TURKEY) 2-Delta Force(USA)3-GSG 9(GERMANY)Maroon beret now I ask where in this list?Make a real sequence typing!SAS does not even make the first 5 rows.Last 5 years to win the special forces = Maroon Berets !

    • Callum Traynor

      no1 cares about some stupid shooting competion

  • a;sldkfj

    Where the hell are the Green Berets? Oh, I know, maybe because you just know SOOOO much, maybe because you found SOOOO much information in books and on the internet, because you have just heard of SOOOO many missions. Go fuck yourselfs, any special forces is supposed to be secret and clandestine, all right. Some are just better at being quiet than others. Quit. fucking. spouting out the mouth.

  • Sgt Nick Conklin

    Indian…paki special forces???? LOL what do they use as ammunition curry farts? Perhaps they flush out their targets with their body odor

    • Prabhanjan D

      Col.Prabhanjan D

      • Prabhanjan D

        Sgt. Prabhanjan D,Dr.Prabhanjan D…..see I can put whatever I want as my rank and no one can suspect..if you really were a officer in the military,you wouldn’t be bullshitting like this..fuckoff wannabe soldier…go suck a real soldiers dick

    • RM

      You 4th grade turd-head, a savage like you can NEVER fathom the silent strength of the Indian special forces. Just because loud, jingoistic movies are not made on India’s special forces or it’s formidable army, does not mean they’re any less effective. And get this into that worm infested head of yours – the US special forces are regular trainees at the School of Jungle Warfare in North East India. It’s one of the toughest training programs in the world. The trainers are Indian Army instructors. And the fact remains that India’s special forces have beaten american soldiers in guerrilla and hostile warfare techniques. Skills like mathematical aptitude, technical brilliance and quick thinking of Indian Air Force pilots have been grudgingly appreciated by US pilots. And US commanders speak highly of Indian forces discipline and offensive capabilities. You would do a world of good to yourself if you shut your pu-ck-erh0-le of a mouth and did some fact finding yourself. Perhaps you gotta stop eating all that uncooked, rare steak as un-dead worms have infested your DNA. Now go get lost, bi-atch.

  • goocie

    may i ask where the Norwegian FSK is ?

  • pat

    You already know you are dead when you face French special forces, GIGN, RAID or BRI! so efficient see Paris or marseille airport terror attack, they just go in front of bullets and they look like one man packed all together, so IMPRESSIVE,,, also The GIGN train almost every special forces in the world… Numero uno France!

    • Rami Danon

      Stupid pat , french idiot , your GIGN , RAID, BRI , are trained by israely special forces , thay know that you should Ask them and French interior minister 🙂 Israel is knowen worldwide to have great and one of the best army and special Forces with HighTech weapon developed by start up nation.
      All the operations made by special forces from Israel are kept secret. Most operations of West Countries are on the Papers….Israel is active Night and Day

      • Blighty

        and israel are trained and supplied by the British and the Americans…

      • Knowles2

        An who train the Israelis, and the Americans, the SAS. I have read stories of US general in Afghanistan who actually prefered to use the SAS and even SBS over using American special forces.

  • David

    Spanish GEO? Only one in every 400 experienced policemen or soldiers enter

  • jay

    Honestly, the only reason JTF2 is not in here is because they are the most elite and top secret SO-CT unit in the world. And this is not a biased opinion because I am Canadian, this is straight facts and years on top of years of research. The missions the JTF2 under-go are so confidential and could have global repercussions if failed. The JTF2 are the elite of the elite, and the best of the best. And trust me, I research all countries CT’s and love them all, JTF2 really is the best of the best.

    • jay

      I’m surprised they didn’t even mention and Sayeret Matkal. This list sucks.

  • mazharul haq

    Pakistani ssg are the most brave.they are not even scared of death.

    • RM

      lol. Where did you dream this up, you beggar paki?

    • RM

      The paki-land ssg commander-in-chief is hafiz saeed. And the paki ssgs go by another name – jihadi terrorists.

    • Hamza

      Pakistan zindabad

  • ALCATRAZ

    hey its fricking “BULLSHIT!!!!! MAN” hears the deal , in india the NSG is far better than MARCOS
    and where the hell did you guys mention the ISRAELI special force(whose war tech is heighly advanced than USA ) . SPETSNAZ !!! Where the hell is SPETSNAZ ???? and the main THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION’S 2-REP … The LEGION has seen more war than ALL the nations TOGETHER.. DO you know that the BRITISH SAS guys USE some of 2-REP’s high altitude training facility. THANK YOU

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  • Jack

    Turkhis red berets?

  • normal human

    what one can expect from a self confused pakistani with a acute identity crisis

  • normal human

    this whole website is run by a third class rated converted pakistani muslim

    • Armani

      Fuck yourself mother fucker, mutter ur shit somewhere else 3rd class idiot. And remove ur 3rd class comment coward. Be aware

  • normal human

    us,saudi arabia,IMF,WORLD BANK,china these are countries who are masters of slave called useless pakistan

  • George

    This list is a little ridiculous. Saying the pakistani special forces are better than spetznaz or the Sayeret Matkal is ridiculous! Also, the british pathfinders should be on this list, and the sbs, although the abs is pretty equal to the sas, just a different mission statement. The pathfinders have even more intensive training than the sas, but it’s hard to find info on them, they are very black ops. The only real book on them is Operation Mayhem. Anyone who is interested should read it.

  • Alex

    SAS Forces shit down in themselves when were busted by iranian IRGC forces!
    i just cannot belive they are best special forces!

    • Arkinhk

      Errr. Nope. Pls cite sources.

  • jay

    i hear that the israels shayetet 13 unit along with other units are good. israel are very hardened and always will be ready for anything as they were born with war.

  • nate

    ok why are the seals on here.

  • muhammet

    1. TURKEY

  • EmpireAlpha

    That’s what I like to see, British SAS number 1! Can’t beat British forces :))

  • SAAAAAA

    The SAS picture is from the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. right

  • Charlie

    Its good that the SAS is first. Pretty much every special forces team in the modern world is based off of the SAS. Im American and although I appreciate my countries special forces,its a shame that the SAS are not as recognised as they should be internationally.

    • Knowles2

      I think they are pretty well recognise, even if they don’t have their own hollywood films about them.

      I once read a interview from a Russian special forces soldier on a defunct blog who said that the only people he ever feared facing on the battlefield was the SAS as there tactics, technologies were 10 to 15 years ahead of anyone else in the world.

    • Knowles2

      I think they are pretty well recognise, even if they don’t have their own hollywood films about them.

      I once read a interview from a Russian special forces soldier on a defunct blog who said that the only people he ever feared facing on the battlefield was the SAS as there tactics, technologies were 10 to 15 years ahead of anyone else in the world.

  • fsdfd

    wtf most of this is from police special forces and 3/4 are military spec ops, wtf with u man!? do u even know the difference between Police Special Forces and Military Special Forces, no? so don’t make a bull**** list.

    • genie

      First uderstand the meaning of special forces then write the comments!

  • sam

    1.sayeret13 ,2.SAS 3.Navy seals,4.spetznaz 5.GSG9 6.marcos 7.eko-cobra 8.delta force 9.polish GROM 10.alpha group

    • Rami Danon

      Friend shalom from Israel : It’s SHAYETET 13 ( navy commandos)

  • Subhojit

    Completely vogous!!! India is behind pakistan????

    • Armani

      Yes you cowardly dogs

  • Arjan Singh

    Paki Special Forces? Joke of the century! Pakis are uneducated, filthy , terrorists ; and their banana republic is like cancer to the world being the epicenter of terrorism. They lose every single war against India and in 1971, their country was broken into 2 by India and these Pakis surrendered in 14 days. LOL. Paki SSG = Saare Suvar Gaandu

  • A. ANSARY

    where is the (777,999,seal team) speial forces in EGYPT

  • Fawad Khan

    Pakistani’s are the best Salute to Pakistan Army…………….

  • warthog

    This list was made and posted by some Pakistani. Just notice how subtly he puts the pakistani ssg in the 6th position. Self glorification, thats what this list is all about. Where are the russians and the israelis? And I noticed some dude call the entire russian army as spetsnaz. Hah!! May be the same bloke who made this list.

  • ALI RAZA

    SSG, Pakistan IS WORLD POWERFUL COMMANDO FORCE IN THE WORLD

  • MODDIN PRODIGY (Sayak96)

    The photo you gave of MARCOS, is not MARCOS, it’s another elite Counter Terrorist special force of India called the National Security Guard( NSG) or black cat. God knows how many mistakes you made in this information.

  • Rajat Bhalla

    list made by pakistani , hahahaha Ejaj khan, you forgot to include Israel?

  • JustRandomDude

    I understand SEALS, Delta Force, and SAS, but why Spetsnaz isn’t on this list?

  • Daan Feller

    Wy is the picture of SAS a game (MW3)

  • john

    Aussie SAS go un-noticed here…haha..as they do in the field! speak softly n carry a big stick?…they tread softly n carry a chainsaw!

  • Dafuq

    Where’s Russian special forces like spetsnaz . It’s a western biased list.

  • Mikial

    How can the Austrians even be rated. They never do anything beyond the occasional training exercise. My wife and in-laws are Austrian and even she thinks they are zeros. The Pakistani, Indians, Brits, Canadians, Colombians, French, Americans, Russians, Afghans, Jordanians, French Foreign Legion and on and on have seen action over the years, and I have worked with many of them. But the Austrians? Give me a break.

    • Ian Steele

      Here in Australia we strongly rely on the British and US armed forces.

  • Zatuha

    That is like a joke… That because here are some countries brought to the forefront. The World’s best special force is Maroon Berets that located in Turkey.

  • Didik Sub

    Where’s Kopassus from Indonesia? Bullshiit list….

  • AndreasK

    Top of the list should be British SAS…Founded in WW2, seeing action during practically every decade since, from Northern Island, Malaya and Falklands, Colombia to Sierra Leone, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. Operation Nimrod, the sniper stopping two ISIS beheadings from 1000 meters away…they have simply done it all, in every way, everywhere! For various reasons next on my list would be Delta Force, Devgru, Spetsnaz Alpha, Sayeret Matkal, SASR, GROM, GSG9, JTF2 and GIGN.

  • Umair Ahmed

    I’m from Pakistan and I think pakistani SSG force more dangerous if they have a good government.

  • AMMIE.B

    Special forces are all about courage,bravery and wisdom and there is no better than PAK ARMY’S SSG!!!
    AND THE WORST THING IS THESE FCKING LISTS ALWAYS CONSIDER FIGURES WHICH IS WRONG.
    COZ IF FIGURES HELP IN WARS THAN WHAT HAPPENED WITH india IN THE SEP WAR OF 1965!!!
    WARS ARE NOT FOUGHT WITH FIGURES THEY ARE FOUGHT WITH SPIRIT!!!
    WHICH OTHER ARMIES DONT HAVE MUCH TO BATTLE PAK ARMY!!!

  • udaykiran kotha

    hahaha..the list does not have Sayeret Matkal, Israeli special forces..

  • Derek Grignon

    Captain Bob Harward, USN, SEAL, Task Force K-Bar commander, commented:

    “This is the first coalition direct action mission since the Second World War. You guys all pass into history right now.” Indeed he said JTF2 was his first choice for any direction action missions.

    Task Force K-Bar Commander commenting on how he would use the JTF2 for any direct action missions in Afghanistan over his own SEALS or Delta. JTF2 belongs on the list.

  • roger1948

    the SAS will kick anyone’s Arses so watch it mate

  • da puck

    Fuck this list the crazy pain enjoying literary build for war russian aplha group isnt here your kidding me i think the guy who made this hate russia.

  • Victor Mike

    Delta force is only above the SEAL’s because we know what happens with the SEAL’s. Delta force is so hidden and elite, it cannot be released to the public, therefore setting it behind. It really is the deadliest in the world very possibly.

  • ismail

    önemli olan yürek oda sizde yok . uçaklar ile bombalayıp tankların içinde korka korka giren amerikan askerlerini , ingiliz askerlerini övüyosunuz . Bu yiğit gibi bakan kaşka asker varmı dünyada

  • ismail

    önemli olan yürek oda sizde yok . uçaklar ile bombalayıp tankların içinde korka korka giren amerikan askerlerini , ingiliz askerlerini övüyosunuz . Bu yiğit gibi bakan başka asker varmı dünyada

  • Chadwick Pinch

    2004, in Afghanistan, Vice Admiral Robert Harward, a US Navy SEAL, stated that the JTF2 team under his command was his first choice for any direct action.

  • jt

    Why the ssg is on the list ahead of spetsnaz and para commandos…??????
    Because spetsnaz has killed thosei Pakistan commando’s in the war against afghanistan…
    6 Para commandos taken 18 sgg commandos as fugitives in indo-pakistan war of 1971that too in their sindh region..

  • furkan

    1.Turkish Special Forces

  • Rahul Fageria

    JTF2 and Israeli Special Forces? And how the hell SSG get in top 10? Nonsense horseshit

    • Knowles2

      Israeli Special Forces are anything special. Mossad their intelligence agency is world class.

  • Who am i

    Bullshit

  • Pacopil

    GEOS?

  • The Half

    What about BOPE, from Brazil?

  • kamer

    turk maroon berets NATO won the contest.
    consecutive. Wtf. Their only you glorify yourself.

  • Hank Murphy

    What a joke of a list. Total joke. The US for example, gives three units a Tier 1 classification for military action. SEAL Team 6, Delta and JTF2. Utter joke that JTF2 isn’t not only on the list but in the top 4.

  • Aasim Shaikh

    Where is Russian Spetznaz? This list is not proper…….

  • GASIM MAMMADOV

    2004 Special Forces Competition- 1st Place: Turkish Bordo Bereli Unit (Turkish Maroon berets)
    2nd Place: Delta Forces

    World Key lock Record: 7 seconds, Turkish Maroon Berets

    Nearest opponent:13 Seconds, Delta Force (The USA)

    -Point shot record: 200meters, Turkish Maroon Berets

    Nearest opponent: 140 meters, Spetsnaz (Russian Federation)

    -World Bomb Defuse Record: 8 seconds, Turkish Maroon Berets

    Nearest opponent:14 Seconds, Delta Force (The USA)

    Turkish MB commandos came 1st in 22 of 24 exercises.

  • Dash

    WTF?? Why Paki SSG is on this list? And where is IDF? (Israeli Defense Forces)

  • Gundala08

    Base on movie 🙂
    If base on success operation u will find KOPASSUS on the list.

  • NoBias

    Serious? U.S.? Killing a dog without an explanation. The dog is not attacking and shaking its tail. Maybe I am wrong but after I saw that video, I felt pity for the dog and his owner.

  • Abhishek Sharma

    haahha wrong post by admin of blogger who says pakistani force in 6th number Ejaz Khan bro get some knowledge about this then post this
    All pakis knows they develop only terrorists so how its force is on 6th rank hahahaha
    why you pakis make bloggers if you dont have any knowledge
    bloody pigistanis
    hahha
    pigs

  • Dan

    You’re in need of some writing lessons. The list is best special forces in the world yet at number one you have the SAS where you write ‘Special Air Service is one of the best Special Forces in UK.’ . That doesn’t make any sense.

    • The SAS (Special Air Service) is a special forces unit of the British Army.

      • Dan

        I know. You don’t get it do you? Not important.

        • Knowles2

          The UK have several teams of special forces, primarily Special Air Service (SAS) and Special Boat Service (SBS), they loathe each other. The Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) and Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) which technically suppose to support the SAS/SBS but they have since their creation carry out operations of their own independently of the SAS and SBS. 18 (UKSF) Signal Regiment.

    • Knowles2

      The UK have several teams of special forces, primarily Special Air Service (SAS) and Special Boat Service (SBS), they loathe each other. The Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) and Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) which technically suppose to support the SAS/SBS but they have since their creation carry out operations of their own independently of the SAS and SBS. 18 (UKSF) Signal Regiment.;

  • Ikenna

    Wish I could join any of these Elite Forces. The corruption and nepotism in my country is not giving a fair playing ground to intending recruits into the armed forces. Too painful

  • VinnieM

    mhm, I think people don’t realize GIGN is not a special forces group. It’s a police intervention group, like SWAT, but better, trained on a military “special force” level (Gendarmerie is part of the army).

  • george micheal

    maroon berets ?

  • Muhammet Volkan Güngör

    fuuuuck where are the bordo bereliler they are strongest special forces!!!!!!!!

  • Denot

    Haha where KOPASSUS ?

  • Alex Massie

    You can’t make a top ten list comparing special forces units. There are too many factors that aren’t accounted for such as is this list based off of counter terrorism units? Direct action? Hostage rescue? Land, air or sea? Each unit does different things. That’s why they are special. Also, the SBS (Special Boat Service) of the United Kingdom receives the same training as the US Navy SEALs to the point that they will regularly train together. If your list was accurate, you would have that on it. Also, some units do the same as others within the same military. A good example would be the SEALs and SWCC (Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewmen). Both are SOF based around maritime and Direct Action operations. That is why you can’t compare an Air Regiment to a Maritime division.

  • dani

    the top 5 israely special forces would have taken easily the top 5 of this list. the editor of this article knows nothing about the real life and the real military units in the world…

  • Rajesh Kumar K

    prepared by an american ?

  • andrei

    LMAOOOO THEY USED A MW2 PHOTO FOR THE SAS

  • Aryan Sarma

    Israeli Seyeret Matkal ?, the special forces which, in real life, has done the most number of vital surgical strikes against enemy targets.

  • money gamers

    Why because you have not even heard maroon beret of the top 10 you afraid of low and jealous Western Turks

  • Umakant Dube

    SSF India, one of the best.

  • Unknown

    GROM is not cunter-terrorismt group.. Read about Cichociemni wich is a branch of GROM. And it doesnt stand for Thunder. The nutshell of it ended up being it. It means: Grupa Reagowania Operacyjno-Manewrowego

  • Bhatt

    And what Hitler says you know ? If he got Indian Army he can conquer whole world even with only knife. A MARCO was sent to the US to train with the SEAL team as an exchange programme. The MARCO (not named here) topped the course. However, if given a chance, he chooses to repeat the training imparted by the US Navy SEALs as it was much easier when compared to the brutal hard training done by the Indian MARine COmmandoS.

  • Thakur

    Is this real or sarcasm? Pakistan in this elite list? Like seriously?

  • shivaay

    A voice of an indian.
    The best special force is one who fight with humanity for humanity.
    One thing we must do is to respect units of all country because what the physical and mental torches they bear are just for us .
    Obviously special troops are brutal.
    But it doesn’t mean that if i would have an encounter with US delta force in india ,they will kill me.
    So, we shouldn’t compare them on what they and how much they can kill.
    But a comparison should be made on how much they are skilled and technology they use.
    One thing i would like to say to Pakistani – i know you are very much dedicated and devoted to your country but what the part of Kashmir you and we have is not going to change. Every day army units are being killed on border.Atlest we should not fight ( what i observed from previous comments)
    And never claim that pak ssg is the best in the world because we never …we don’t say what we are but we know what we are.
    The world knows what they are…

  • BBC

    Alpha Group, Russia?

  • ANONYMOUS

    ALPHA GROUP?

  • not my real name

    Another bullshit list written by someone with no fucking clue.

  • Turkey

    The best soldier team is Bordo Bereliler

  • Matt Damlee

    All nice and well and true, THEOROTICAL.
    But PRACTICALLY who did really show their skills?
    Compare the operations done by S-13(Shayetet 13) to all their counterparts and rank it again.
    Surely most of them didn’t and couldn’t achieve what the Israelis did. Ask every retired soldier. No argue about it.

  • Nadya Mega

    lol
    where is the KOPASSUS and DENJAKA elite special forces from Indonesia??
    it is pervert news.

  • ZaKron Eon

    Pakistani SSG Commandos are Not eligible for top 10 because their communication system and weapons are not match with others.

  • Capt Muhammad Hamza Arshad

    SSG zindabad

  • Capt Muhammad Hamza Arshad

    SSG no 1 force in the world