p_saggu wrote:I think they (the US and Israel) may want to help out in the equipment front. These buggers have denied most of the most sensitive stuff that our commandos required.
Perhaps some of that heat seeking scopes that can see through walls stuff that you see all over hollywood - Stuff that makes life easier for the hero kinda thingies.
So far as the action itself is concerned, Patriotism apart - No nation and certainly not a nation the size of India allows foreigners in to run the show in domestic ground; Only our guys can perform adequately enough because of their familiarity with language, locations, building types etc.
I was watching the segment where spec-ops troops dropped down from the choppers on to the roof of the Jewish center. From their movement in the immediate thereafter, I sensed that they did not have good intelligence on the lay-out of the building which slowed their movement. I gathered from my Israeli counterparts that these guys are well trained including by FBI CT/HRT and by Israelis among others.
I have to assume that they have been rushed into action by political masters who are reeling from a disastrous situation and bad publicity before the troopers received adequate intelligence on the surrounding, the building lay-out and the mood inside the building.
I cannot but make another observation. Whats up with the myriad different uniforms and camos? In one pic I see a guy wearing an over sized helmet which reminded me of the movie Space Balls. I assume that the security services in India are really suffering from serious neglect by either their superiors in the security services or by their political masters or by both.
Someone need to tell the politicians that however well trained a soldier is, he is not bullet proof. He is not one stop solution to bad policy.