DrRatnadip wrote::( When we detect movement of intruders why can't we eliminate them without our own? Why we are unable to ambush them/ snipe them/burn them with flame throwers? m not complaining.. Just want to know what complexities are involved in neutralizing these pigs that force us to loose young soldiers every time..
We have to aggressively patrol the LOC because there is infiltration into India. The Pak army does not have to, since we do not infiltrate into Pak.
They patrol less and have fewer (hence more strongly manned) posts than we do and can leave more gaps between posts.
They can pick and choose a patrol to ambush. We have fewer chances to do so and have to react to their fire.
Unlike the US, in Iraq or Afghanistan, IA does not call in an air strike or flatten a village with artillery, if someone in a village on our side shoots
at a patrol. Our soldiers go in and get the pigs out, with close quarter fighting, if that is that is required to avoid civilian casualties.
We do not have a huge number of drones giving real time intelligence and do not shoot people if they are `suspects moving suspiciously'. So our soldiers are invariably shot at first. If there is better body armor and better squad level weapons, starting with an assault rifle, we will probably take fewer