Published on 04 Aug 2011 | over 5 years ago
The Special Service Group Navy, codename SSG(N), are the Pakistan Navy's elite principal special operations naval force component. Together with the PAF 312th SS Wing, Special Service Group, Pakistan Marines, and Rangers, they form Pakistan Special Operations Command (P-SOC) under the joint administrative control of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Pakistan Defence Forces. The SSG(N) are often trained to conduct sea-air-land incursion, counter-terrorism, naval intelligence gathering, hostage rescue, and boarding. The SSG(N) are deployed deployed in a wide variety of missions, including direct action and special reconnaissance operations, unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, and other missions. Without exception, all SSG(N) are male members of either the Navy, or the Coast Guard. The details of most SSG(N) missions are highly secretive, and the identities of operatives are kept classified. SSG(N) are often compared to the US Navy SEALs and Britain's Special Boat Service.