Defence Ministry alleges that ‘No U.S. special forces are present in India’

The Defence Ministry abnegated reports which held that the US Special Forces are positioned in India. This was alleged over the remarks attributed of a U.S. Armed Forces official that U.S. Special Forces teams are positioned in five South Asian countries: Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and India as part of the counter-terrorism cooperation. These teams have been positioned by the U.S. Pacific Command as a component of its attempt to heighten their counter-terrorism capabilities, particularly in the maritime domain.

The Defence Ministry held that the reports are faulty to that extent as the mention to India is related since the U.S. Special Forces Teams have neither been posted in India in the past, nor they are positioned in the present.

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