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During the Soviet-Afghan War, a platoon commander was stationed at the Wakh Sind Barracks in Northern Kabul, replacing his predecessor sometime in 1984. He often wore aviator sunglasses.

After the Red Army became privy to Diamond Dogs' activities in the region, this platoon commander met with the Shago Platoon commander and the Wiallo company commander at Da Wialo Kallai, to discuss how to deal with the mercenaries' interference, namely reinforcing their troops with more gear. Due to a mole planted in the Soviets' Arab support organization, details of the meeting were leaked by the Mujahideen to Diamond Dogs, who were then hired to eliminate the three officers in one fell swoop.[1] The Wakh Sind platoon commander and his comrades were then neutralized by Diamond Dogs commander Venom Snake.

Behind the scenes

The Wakh Sind Platoon commander, alongside the Wialo Company commander and the Shago Platoon commander, are the three primary targets in the main mission "Red Brass" in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The player can either kill them, or otherwise simply extract them to complete the mission. If the player chose the latter option, a debriefing scene upon completing the mission will have Kazuhira Miller explain the reason the Soviet commanders were holding the meeting after Ocelot interrogated them. The same debriefing scene will show up if the player listens to their meeting before killing them.

If Venom Snake interrogates the Wakh Sind Platoon commander, he'll call him a cur and ask him if he thinks he can take on the whole 40th Army.[2]

Upon being recruited, his codename is identified as Greedy Armadillo.

The Shago Platoon commander alongside the other two commanders were derogatorily referred to in the briefing as "the three pigs" by the Mujahideen who assigned Diamond Dogs the hit against them. This led to a minor controversy due to pork being a huge taboo in Muslim culture, although Sean Eyestone explained that the term was a reference to the fairy tale "The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf."[3]

Notes and references

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Kojima Productions (2015).
    Benedict "Kazuhira" Miller : This contract comes from a rebel guerrilla faction in Afghanistan. They've gotten wind of a rare meeting between three Soviet commanders running key units in the region. The location is Wialo village. This information comes from a mole planted within the Soviets' Arab support organization. The guerrillas see this as a one-of-a-kind chance to weaken the Soviet forces in one stroke. But if they act themselves, it'll reveal the existence of their mole. That's why this job falls to us. The request is simple. "Eliminate the three pigs, by any means." If these commanders are as good as they say, it'd be a shame to kill 'em... But I leave that decision to you.
  2. ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015).
    Wakh Sind Barracks Platoon commander: You cur, you think you can take on the whole 40th Army?
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