Para Commandos is a special forces unit of the Indian Army’s Parachute Regiment and is tasked with missions such as special operations, direct action, hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defense, counter-proliferation, counter-insurgency, seek and destroy and personnel recovery.
The unit’s heritage stems from World War II, with the creation 50th Parachute Brigade in October 1941.
The parachute units of the Indian Army are among the oldest airborne units in the world.
The name “RED DEVILS” was given to them by the soldiers of the German African Corps fighting against them in Africa.
The name “RED” came from the “MAROON BERET” that the paratroopers used to wear which is now a trade mark for all the paratroopers around the world.