The core nucleus of Team C.L.A.W consists of former Special Forces soldier.
Each team member had been a crack soldier in the Army / Navy Special Forces and was highly trained with multiple specialisations in Mountaineering, Skydiving, Scuba diving, Un-armed combat, Multi-terrain survival tech, Emergency Med Response, etc. Each team member had undergone some of the toughest selection, training and operational environments anywhere in the world.
We're brothers through whom you'll see yourself
The Team consists of members who have led numerous Combat, Anti – Terror and Protection operations both in India and on foreign soil / waters. All members are trained in VVIP & Asset protection, Un-armed Combat, Emergency Medical skills, Rescue and Disaster management
The C.L.A.W Diving team has trained with some of the best Adaptive divers across the world as part of the elite ‘PADI (USA) – Speciality Instructor – Adaptive Tech Diving course’ and are certified International Diving Instructors for the people with disabilities from Handicapped SCUBA Association (USA) as well.
Each Team member holds in excess of 20,000 to 30, 000 plus hours of open sea underwater diving expertise
The C.L.A.W Mountaineering Team is led by world class instructors from the High-Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) and have trained and conducted Joint Operations training with Special Forces soldiers from the United Kingdom, United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Bhutan etc. The instructors themselves hold multiple speed, technique and endurance records in Military Mountaineering and related fields. Our Instructors have also cross trained and certified from leading mountaineering institutes in India like HMI (Himalayan Mountaineering Institute) and NIM (Nehru Institute of Mountaineering)
The C.L.A.W Air Skills Team is skilled in Sky Diving, Combat Freefall and Paramotor flights. The team members have executed day & night Skydives at various locations around the world and staged cross country endurance Paramotor flights across India and abroad as well.
Team C.L.A.W Formed
The idea takes wings
Adaptive SCUBA Diving training – Koh Tao, Thailand
Our instructors were certified in Adaptive SCUBA Diving, thereby equipping ourselves with the nuances of training people with disabilities in SCUBA Diving
Operation Blue Freedom Launched
Operation Blue Freedom - Chandigarh Chapter
First leg of Operation Blue Freedom – We flagged off the phase 1 of Op Blue Freedom, where we conducted SCUBA diving camps for people with disabilities. The uniqueness being that, we also encouraged able bodied people to dive with people with disabilities. This facilitated immense mutual trust, understanding and inspiration.
Sonamarg Trek - Recce for Soul Survivor Programme
The land element.
Operation Blue Freedom - Delhi Chapter
Operation Blue freedom received a major thrust and encouragement when the Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju SCUBA Dived with Team C.L.A.W
Featured in Kaun Banega Corepati
Kaun Banega Corepati (KBC) with Amitabh Bachchan featured ‘Operation Blue Freedom’ for path-breaking work with People with Disabilities in India (Season-11 Episode 15 on 6 Sept 2019)
ADEX 2019, The Asian Diving Expo at Mumbai
1st Asian Diving Expo in Mumbai staged “Team C.L.A.W” for pioneering efforts in institutionalizing SCUBA diving for people with disabilities
Operation Blue Freedom – Mumbai Chapter
We crossed yet another milestone where we trained about 30 people with disabilities in SCUBA diving.
Everest Base Camp Trek – 19 Days – Gokyo Ri Route
Recce for training
TiE Global Summit Delhi
Staged at TiE Global Summit Delhi for the innovative solutions in employment generation for people with disabilities.
Feb - Mar
Lakshadweep – India’s First SCUBA Rehabilitation and Skilling programme where one person with disability trained another person with disability
Joint Training with Handicapped SCUBA Association (HSA), USA
Joint Training in Adaptive SCUBA Diving
Inclusivity Champion Award 2020
at the India Inclusivity Conclave 2020
Maldives Recce - C.L.A.W Operation Blue Freedom - Water World Record
Recce of Dive Sites and Site for the Water World Record