Uri (J&K), Mar 10 (ANI): The Para Special Forces unit is a special operations unit of the Indian Army. Also known as Elite Forces, it is among the oldest airborne units in the world. Their role involves occupying large areas behind enemy lines they operate in small assault teams, which work individually behind enemy lines. These forces are trained to face inclement weather, deep snow, and all kinds of rescue operations. The unit specializes in various roles including hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defence, counter-proliferation, counter-insurgency. “These are specialised troops with very few numbers. They are deployed wherever the Indian Army is there for special task. Out here it is mainly also for ceasefire violations. Fortunately there will now be a ceasefire, so we are happy. But we have to be ready in case there is any violations by the enemy, we are always ready to respond to it,” said Col Karan Bhatia, Commanding officer Para.