Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Special Service Group (SSG) of Pakistan Army is the best special force of the world and they have proved it through professional performance and great sacrifices with their sweat and blood.
He said this while visiting SSG Headquarters in connection with installation ceremony of their Colonel Commandant in Tarbela, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday.
Major General Abid Rafiq was installed as the first colonel commandant of SSG.
Speaking to the guests including serving and retired officers and men of SSG, General Qamar hailed their unmatched contributions especially during counter terrorism operations.
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Upon arrival, the army chief also laid floral wreath at the martyrs monument.
In 2015, the SSG was listed as the best special forces group, ahead of units such as the US Navy SEALs and the British Special Air Service group by Business Insider, Australia. It ranked Pakistani commandos as the best of the nine top elite forces from around the world.
The SSG have been deployed in a number of operations in Pakistan from prison takeovers, to fighting terrorists in North Waziristan.