Team C.L.A.W

The core nucleus of Team C.L.A.W consists of former Special Forces soldier. 

Each team member of the 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.

Major. Vivek Jacob (Veteran)

Veteran – Indian Army, Special Forces Founder and Director - C.L.A.W Global and Operation Blue Freedom (NGO)

Major. Arun Prakash Ambathy (Veteran)

Veteran - Parachute Regiment

Major. Sahil Chopra (Para TA)

T.A. Officer, Un-armed Combat Trainer for the Special Forces, National Security Guard and the Special Protection Group

Havildar. Athinarayanan
Sena Medal (Veteran)

Veteran – Army Special Forces

Havildar. Meen Bahadur Thapa (Veteran)

Veteran – Army Special Forces

Lance Naik. Vikash Dhaka (Veteran)

Veteran - Army Parachute Regiment

Havildar. Prabhash Kumar k (Veteran)

Veteran - Army Special Forces

Havildar. Bhoopram (Veteran)

Veteran - Parachute Regiment

Petty Officer. Pardeep Kumar (Veteran)

Veteran Marine Commando - MARCOS, Naval Special Forces

CLAW

We're brothers through whom you'll see yourself

Be Bold.
Be Pure.
Evolve!

Operation Blue Freedom - Land
Operation Blue Freedom - Water

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

Operation Blue Freedom - Air

C.L.A.W
SCUBA Diving

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

C.L.A.W Mountaineering

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)

C.L.A.W
Air Skills

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.

OUR JOURNEY

Feb
2019

02

Team C.L.A.W Formed

The idea takes wings

Apr
2019

01

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

June
2019

17

Operation Blue Freedom Launched

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NAME
Operation – This signifies our Special Forces military background. It spells out our approach and attitude to the mission at hand.
Blue – This signifies Earth.
Freedom – This signifies our journey to pure Freedom for all – as individuals, collectively as humans, and for the other species of life on Earth.

July
2019

01

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. 

July
2019

16

Sonamarg Trek - Recce for Soul Survivor Programme

The land element.

Aug
2019

21

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

Sept
2019

06

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)

Oct
2019

05

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

Oct
2019

05

Operation Blue Freedom – Mumbai Chapter

We crossed yet another milestone where we trained about 30 people with disabilities in SCUBA diving.

Oct
2019

05

Everest Base Camp Trek – 19 Days – Gokyo Ri Route

Recce for training

Nov
2019

15

TiE Global Summit Delhi

Staged at TiE Global Summit Delhi for the innovative solutions in employment generation for people with disabilities.

Feb - Mar
2020

05

Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep – India’s First SCUBA Rehabilitation and Skilling programme where one person with disability trained another person with disability

March
2020

15

Joint Training with Handicapped SCUBA Association (HSA), USA

Joint Training in Adaptive SCUBA Diving

May
2020

17

Inclusivity Champion Award 2020

at the India Inclusivity Conclave 2020

 

Oct
2020

14

Maldives Recce - C.L.A.W Operation Blue Freedom - Water World Record

Recce of Dive Sites and Site for the Water World Record