India is one of the best secured nations on earth when you take into account its large size, terrain and multiplicity of jihadi groups that have an axe to grind with India as well as belligerent neighbours like Pakistan. A silent cold war with China cannot go unnoticed. One group of special forces is the interior ministry commandos who were involved in neutralising the Mumbai attack as well as a forward airforce case in Pathankot. There is also the Ghatak (killer) force which receives advanced training for tactical attacks on significant enemy assets like artillery positions and tactical headquarters. The Garud force trains the longest going for 3 years. In all, there are 9 special forces formations in the nation and they have enacted a policy of rapid response within 15 minutes on any part of the subcontinent.