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CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby RoyG » 28 Jan 2015 20:25

Our forces overall need an upgrade in training, tactics, and equipment. However, they are currently damn good given what they have and the islamic insurgency has been cut down drastically. The Americans with all their high technology were driven out of Afghanistan because they lacked the boots on the ground and experience which make all the difference. This is only something that you learn when you are in perpetual war. We will lose good men all the time but we have to ensure that there are 10 more to replace them.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby Surya » 28 Jan 2015 20:50

The Americans with all their high technology were driven out of Afghanistan because they lacked the boots on the ground and experience which make all the difference.


unfair to compare in entirety the ability sustain acampaign thousands of miles away from home.

If the americans lose Mexifornia in the future then you will be right :)

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby d_berwal » 28 Jan 2015 20:55

RoyG wrote:Our forces overall need an upgrade in training, tactics, and equipment.


Our Training and Tactics is almost unmatched in today's world, even US, UK, and name the lot come to learn CI ops form us.

The Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School is the most sought after by best of the best.

Our equipment might not be state-of-the -art but don't say we lack in training & tactics.

COIN will always have casualties.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby RoyG » 28 Jan 2015 21:25

Perhaps in most CI aspects, yes, but how about our SF?

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby RoyG » 28 Jan 2015 21:29

Surya wrote:
The Americans with all their high technology were driven out of Afghanistan because they lacked the boots on the ground and experience which make all the difference.


unfair to compare in entirety the ability sustain acampaign thousands of miles away from home.

If the americans lose Mexifornia in the future then you will be right :)


They had everything they needed. They were just unprepared for PA's proxy war. You can't win their game by bombing raids and SF action here and there. You need a lot of experience and a lot of boots on the ground to win. It was a flawed strategy from the beginning.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby jamwal » 28 Jan 2015 21:32

Losing any soldier like this is infuriating. Only the people who have a shred of honour should be given this courtesy. These terrorists have shown it again and again that they'd rather let the civilians including their supporters die, if it means escaping to live another day. No compromises should be made for surrender or otherwise once presence of a weapon is confirmed.



Slightly OT: A lot of firing incidents on LoC like random machine gun burst, shell or mortar fire is almost routine in many far off border areas. I met a few bakarwals (shepherds in Udhampur, Doda, Bhaderwah, Rajauri districts ) who were talking about facing this kind of fire almost everyday. These incidents don't get a mention even in local newspapers.

This was around first week of December last year when border tensions were high. We heard about firings in Punch, Jammu, Rajauri, but apparently almost whole of LoC is a hot zone with terrorists trying to sneak in and Paki army trying to break the will of Indian civilians. If army is doing it already, then it's good. Otherwise, Pakis in other areas should also be given a bloody nose for major as well as minor ceasefire violations.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby ravip » 28 Jan 2015 22:04

For the last ten years we have the same stagnant policy towards jammu,ladhak, Kashmir and PoK. The CI ops is favorite subject for many officers to clear staff college but it remains to theory than practical application. We have lost 80k people including civilians because of terrorism coming from paki land. We in the last ten years have failed to make paki feel the cost of war. The political class has to take bold decisions and try new ideas if one doesn't work.

I might feel a bit jingoistic but if I were the Minister, MoD I would hit all the targets in PoK with what ever I have got. We have to always escalate and make the Paki's feel the cost of war. PoK is disputed, no foreign pressure would have the moral santity, we should do what Israel does to Gaza. Have good defence at western border both on land and sea, but strike with everything at PoK. Sustained campaign on PoK should be swfit and punitive and complete within hours of start of such strike and get ready for the next wave of strike.

We can't sacrifice our brave soldiers and let them die violent death. Any self respecting nation would not allow that, we can't sit idle with the fear of nuclear war. If pakis tfta are so hell bent on getting nuked then no one cannot stop them from getting nuked.

To what day we will allow our soldiers take bullets in head, face and die such violent death. If they have to make the ultimate sacrifice then why make it for moth eaten Kashmir, the same sacrifice could be made to take back PoK.

The other side (aman ki asha)argument is, there are statistics which state that before the LoC ceasefire there used to be 100 KIA on daily basis and after the cease fire the attrition has drastically come down, but the slow attrition rate of present day would be equal to 100KIA if cumulatively taken into consideration.
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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby RoyG » 28 Jan 2015 22:08

For us to initiate proxy war against Pakistan, we'll need a very powerful MI agency and a special forces command. Nothing else will work. CI is an important defense mechanism to lessen the blow back and will enable us to expand our range of options. It will always be a critical component to the mix.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby ravip » 28 Jan 2015 22:29

RoyG wrote:For us to initiate proxy war against Pakistan, we'll need a very powerful MI agency and a special forces command. Nothing else will work. CI is an important defense mechanism to lessen the blow back and will enable us to expand our range of options. It will always be a critical component to the mix.


No proxy war, it is all out action against the PoK, only in area opposite to LoC. By this we will not be endangering paki sovereignty and for them to justify the nuke response.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby RoyG » 28 Jan 2015 22:54

I'd love to go over the pointlessness of overt all out action over LoC, but this isn't the thread for that.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby Prem Kumar » 29 Jan 2015 01:17

To people who find fault with our COIN tactics, please read the Twitter Timeline of @Peacef_Warrior, who sent a set of 50 tweets today about some details behind the operation that led to the death of Col. Rai. Quoting the 1st one below. Looks like the relatives (1st the father & then the brother) of the terrorists approached him & asked him to hold fire so that they could surrender. When this discussion was going on, the terrorists rushed out opening fire, killing him & a Constable. Col. Rai was well known in the Tral area for his confidence/trust building initiatives. Sadly, that very kind-heart proved to be his undoing. Ungrateful Kashmiri Muslim SOBs!

The comparison with American SF is a joke really. Let them fight an insurgency in Texas, taking care not to cause harm against their own people, with arms/men infiltrating from Mexico! With no ability to call in an airstrike or a UAV-hellfire, they will find out that what our troops do is an order of magnitude more difficult

https://twitter.com/Peacef_Warrior/status/560380445918253056

1 Col paid price of trusting kashmiris. Terrorists' relatives asked Colonel Rai to cease fire, then killed him. Army on Wednesday paid

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby rohitvats » 29 Jan 2015 09:46

ravip wrote: Even the JCO or NCO life is as precious as a officers life. There is no way you can differentiate between them. It is inhuman to do so. Most of the MSM and print media report in similar tone of differentiation between officer and jawan.<SNIP>


You're getting on a wrong tangent here.

It is not about life alone; officers have died saving lives of their men and vice versa. All lives are equal but you need to look at it from organization and operations perspective.

You can replace a jawan/JCO/NCO but cannot replace a Colonel with 15+ years of experience - including commanding a 1000+ strong RR Battalion. Especially, when someone like the deceased officer was an exceptional talent and going ahead could have contributed more to India.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby brvarsh » 29 Jan 2015 11:05

We all know now that Col MN Rai was betrayed by the family and some from the village of the terrorist during the operation in spite of wonderful work he did in the Tral sector. I am sure whoever did this do not understand how tough Indian forces can become if it comes down to it. Next time likely our forces will be extra cautious even with those who they have saved from sure death. Trust should be met by trust. The only question remains if the Paltan will reply to this betrayal and how?

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby RoyG » 29 Jan 2015 11:10

Yeah, it wont be easy replacing talent like Rai. Learn from it, and move on. He served the country wonderfully. He knew the risks.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby Raja Bose » 29 Jan 2015 11:15

brvarsh wrote:We all know now that Col MN Rai was betrayed by the family and some from the village of the terrorist during the operation in spite of wonderful work he did in the Tral sector. I am sure whoever did this do not understand how tough Indian forces can become if it comes down to it. Next time likely our forces will be extra cautious even with those who they have saved from sure death. Trust should be met by trust. The only question remains if the Paltan will reply to this betrayal and how?


Where is the treacherous father and brother of the terrorist? :evil: I hope they got their 72 or are getting some treatment in custody.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby RoyG » 29 Jan 2015 12:18

Image

https://twitter.com/icashmir/status/560 ... 01/photo/1

This is what we are dealing with. Hopefully CT and COIN wont have to be used in UP, Bihar, Kerala, and Assam in a few decades.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby parikh » 29 Jan 2015 12:56

RIP CO saab.

Armchair viewpoint, IA COIN tactics are proven , but am sure can do better with a few tech toys for cordon and search e.g Mini quadcopter and wheeled cars with cameras , (even toy shops sell these) and a whole lot of hi fi stuff is available on the market.

Btw what does the 29GR battle cry mean

Ho Ki Hoina , Hone he Parcha

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby ravip » 29 Jan 2015 14:12

rohitvats wrote:You're getting on a wrong tangent here.

It is not about life alone; officers have died saving lives of their men and vice versa. All lives are equal but you need to look at it from organization and operations perspective.

You can replace a jawan/JCO/NCO but cannot replace a Colonel with 15+ years of experience - including commanding a 1000+ strong RR Battalion. Especially, when someone like the deceased officer was an exceptional talent and going ahead could have contributed more to India.



Agreed but we have lost too many JCOs/NCOs, and the society or political class has no reverence for them, it is just in the 6th or 7th page of the newspaper that we read a jawan was martyred.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby srai » 29 Jan 2015 14:15

parikh wrote:...
Btw what does the 29GR battle cry mean

Ho Ki Hoina , Hone he Parcha

"Is it or is it not? It has to be"
"Yes or No? It has to be Yes"
"True or False? It has to be True"

Ho Ki Hoina?
Ho! Ho! Ho!

Is it or is it not?
It is! It is! It is!

Yes or No?
Yes! Yes! Yes!

True or False?
True! True! True!
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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby vaibhav.n » 29 Jan 2015 15:47

His daughter salutes with the war cry and his Gurkhas chip in....poignant stuff.


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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby K Mehta » 29 Jan 2015 16:38

From the article, the father of the terrorist was a head constable in police. He asked police and army to give chance to surrender.

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Postby prahaar » 29 Jan 2015 17:08

K Mehta wrote:From the article, the father of the terrorist was a head constable in police. He asked police and army to give chance to surrender.


It is quite possible that the terrorist did not give two thoughts about his own father and went ahead with the misdeed, and may also be responsible for his death in addition to the army personnel.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby HKumar » 29 Jan 2015 19:58

shouldn't the terrorists killed be buried in unmarked graves ? at least stops the spectacle and tomb stones of 'martyrdom'.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby Aditya G » 29 Jan 2015 22:11

We are smothering the Kilos with WHAM but this is what we get.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby d_berwal » 29 Jan 2015 22:19

vaibhav.n wrote:His daughter salutes with the war cry and his Gurkhas chip in....poignant stuff.



Ho Ki Hoina?
Ho! Ho! Ho!

I have no idea why i am crying when i see the vdo from from 1:42 onwards... (sir's daughter is so brave and a blessed soul )

Ho Ki Hoina?
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Ho Ki Hoina?
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Ho Ki Hoina?
Ho! Ho! Ho!

it has never happened before watching a vdo... (BHARATMATA needs more daughters like her to wake US all... shame on us, shame on us)

Ho Ki Hoina?
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Ho Ki Hoina?
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Ho Ki Hoina?
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Ho Ki Hoina?
Ho! Ho! Ho!

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Postby d_berwal » 29 Jan 2015 22:58

^^

why we should be ashamed of ourselves...

1:43 or so onwards when the blessed soul cry's Ho Ki Hoina? Ho! Ho! Ho!
its the Gurkha's CRYING in the background (you can hear the cry if you listen)
Ho Ki Hoina? Ho! Ho! Ho!
Ho Ki Hoina? Ho! Ho! Ho!

Salute you Ghorka's for serving Bharatmata!!!!!!

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Postby Karan M » 30 Jan 2015 08:20

Very hard to watch this video.

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Postby sunilUpa » 30 Jan 2015 08:51

it is, feel the pain..

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Postby joygoswami » 05 Apr 2015 23:52

Toasted and shredded porki jihadis. :rotfl:

Warning: Graphic Content***

[youtube]S8E1JO6RHWQ?t[/youtube]

Watch after 1:15

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Postby Mihaylo » 06 Apr 2015 00:07

joygoswami wrote:Toasted and shredded porki jihadis. :rotfl:

Warning: Graphic Content***

[youtube]S8E1JO6RHWQ?t[/youtube]

Watch after 1:15



God Daimm !!! Can't even feed them to our dogs :(

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Postby BajKhedawal » 06 Apr 2015 04:57

I counted a minimum of 3 and possibly a total of 4 LPG cylinders, plus towards the end someone says "Bade unchee diwar thi... (compound wall too high...)" and other says "Naya makan tha... (Was a newly constructed building/house...).

So then, must be some rich dude hiding this pigs.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby vaibhav.n » 20 Apr 2015 23:03

There's a new terror threat in Kashmir-Sandeep Unnithan

Two items caught my attention from a neat line of assault rifles, ammunition and food packets, the army recovered from six dead Lashkar Taiba terrorists in Uri on December 5: a pair of sawn-off shotguns. Barrels chopped off to make them lethal in confined spaces, stocks removed for easy concealment. Why shotguns, one would ask, when the terrorists had far more effective AK-47s? I sent the picture to a friend in the special forces. His short response startled me. "Shotguns for opening locked/ latched doors. Indicates change in training/ equipping". It then struck me where I had seen shotguns being used. At the National Security Guard (NSG) training area in Manesar where commandos blasted away door hinges and locks to burst into rooms during hostage-rescue training. A 12-gauge shotgun pressed against door fittings delivers a concentrated burst of pellets that will shatter door fittings in a way that an assault rifle cannot.

Image

I then recalled the eerie CCTV footage of the four terrorists at the Taj, kicking at hotel doors to capture hostages. Over a two hundred guests were saved because they barricaded themselves inside The Chambers.

Except these terrorists at Uri were not carrying the shotguns to rescue hostages. Most likely, to capture them. At the Uri camp, they were fortunately neutralised before they actually got a chance to use the "door openers" or the 25 shot shells. But they did use one or more light anti-tank rockets which they carried, to destroy the guard bunkers of the army unit in Uri; military-style ready to eat meals specially packed to withstand a march through three feet of snow and temperatures of eight degrees below zero where they crossed the Line of Control. They had two night vision binoculars and four radio sets. In short, everything an Indian army special forces team would carry into a mission.

As five terrorists hit the camp from two directions at 3 am, a sixth terrorist was positioned on the road outside. He ambushed a Quick Reaction Team Gypsy carrying Lt Colonel Sankalp Kumar. The jeep overturned killing the officer and a soldier. It would be another few hours before the six terrorists could be neutralised, fittingly, by an army special forces unit.

The 15 Corps Commander Lt General Subrata Saha’s December 7 statement in Srinagar that “the terrorists were highly trained, like special forces, to carry out the attacks” marks an ominous rise in the profile of cross-border terrorists. Terrorists who, like the ten who struck at Mumbai on November 26, 2008 are not just well motivated, but equipped, trained and tasked like the commandos they are pitted against.

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Postby vaibhav.n » 20 Apr 2015 23:34

Maoist Insurgency: How Do We Get The Police Forces To Win-Lt. Gen (R) Syed Ata Hasnain

Following the Bastar setback inflicted by the Maoists, it is important to reflect on the ways and means of enhancing our strategic effectiveness in counter-insurgency operations.

The last thing that a security force wants after a reverse in the field is, unsolicited advice from anybody. Yet, an analysis of such a loss may be a better way of allowing the negatives to sink in. Besides, it also serves as a reminder to the security practitioners about the critical areas in which they need to concentrate.

The context of this statement is Saturday’s unfortunate incident in which Chhattisgarh’s Special Task Force’s (STF) 60-man elite squad, led by its Platoon Commander Shankar Rao, was ambushed 11 km inside the thick jungles in Sukma area of South Bastar. Seven good men lost their lives and 11 were injured in the worst loss suffered by the security forces battling the Naxalites in the so-called Red Corridor.

It is almost crystal clear that the Maoists are following the tactics and dictum that the LTTE did in Sri Lankan jungles, both, against the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) and the Sri Lankan Army. The IPKF remained more defensive, fighting without using heavy weaponry with a vague aim of curtailing the LTTE’s military power to force it into a political compromise.

The SLA had no such qualms. It waited patiently for over 20 years after the withdrawal of the IPKF: 20 years in which the LTTE tried all kinds of strategies to weaken the Government’s resolve and the SLA’s capability. Finally, the Sri Lankan government decided to use the pure kinetic route, empowering its military to finish the scourge of the LTTE once and for all.

The SLA succeeded because it treated the problem as a military one, in opposition to a political one, while evolving its strategy. It thus used the combined might of its forces and treated the campaign as one of conventional warfare, drawing the LTTE into near-conventional battles and decimating it as it tightened the noose around it. That the final victory has to be political in nature is not the issue here. The SLA amply demonstrated that military focus with complete political backing can lay bare the fighting capability of a supposedly iconic guerrilla-cum-terrorist force.

Cut to the situation in India’s Red Corridor. The Maoists have demonstrated outstanding military capability in terms of guerrilla warfare, exploiting the extremely difficult terrain which abounds with thick jungles. The area of operations, spread over a large section of central, south and near east India, is most dangerous in the militant-infested areas of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

While the government makes attempts to ameliorate the conditions of tribals as well as solve the conventionally identified social problems, this is a long-term plan which requires land reforms, social engineering and a transformational change in administrative and policing norms.

In the interim, the taste of power has been felt by militant leaders. The macho image of the AK-47 is a dangerous one on disaffected young men and not easy to erase once it casts its spell. There are many who will not agree with this, but a kinetic jolt that is missing at the moment is absolutely necessary.

It is debatable as to who can give it. Getting the Army and its Rashtriya Rifles units is the first temptation, which is probably the worst option. Using the SF units of the Army is an alternative because they are highly trained and very adaptable. But anyone who knows the psychology of men under arms will tell you that SF units would never wish to be involved without the bases and backing of the regular Army.

The Army’s point about not involving itself in these operations makes a lot of sense; during the UPA rule, former Home Minister Chidambaram tried his best to get the Army deployed. The Army invariably quoted the rational concept of not being involved in heartland insurgencies; its responsibility being border (rimland) insurgencies where its deployment ensures stabilization. It also makes sure that its readiness to go to conventional war is not hampered by the prevalent insurgency.

Logistics installations and lines of communications have to be protected at all times, especially these days when the nation could well be forced to go to war at a short notice after a high-profile event sponsored as part of the proxy war. The only option is to strengthen the existing police forces involved in the counter-insurgency operations.

They have been doing this thankless task in one of the most difficult terrains with aplomb. But to take their effectiveness to a next level of efficiency, there is a need to go back to many of the lessons from Operation Pawan (IPKF), which most analysts have unfairly pushed out of sight and mind on the basis of a perceived failure. The IPKF’s troops were quick learners, but much of their experiences have been lost at the altar of imprudence judging their operations as a failure. This is a classic case of forgetting that failures teach us a lot more than successful operations do.

The nation is probably being unfair to its police forces performing the most difficult duty, since they need greater backing and attention to perform their arduous task. While minor tactics and use of ground plus individual valor are all of a higher order, it is the dynamism in learning lessons and the mid tactical level understanding of some concepts that can be debated, not questioned, because the man on the ground ultimately knows what is best.

Operations in the jungles, for instance, are not conducted with the base as far as 11 kilo meters away, without setting up interim temporary bases where reserves are located so that casualty evacuation becomes accessible and easy. The deeper you go in the jungles, the greater is the need for reserve. Secondly, without the availability of combat helicopters, conducting jungle operations in modern times is rightly seen as a superannuated approach.

Thirty years ago, the IPKF employed Ranjit helicopters, simply improvised Cheetahs with a weapon mounting for the 7.62 MMG. It had a terrifying effect, especially under adverse circumstances when a negative contact had to be broken. Para SF and other units involved intensely in jungle operations in Sri Lanka would recall that the weapon of the jungle was the 84 mm Rocket Launcher (RL).

As a young tactical leader, I would readily sacrifice some ration and even waterproof equipment to accommodate extra rockets of the RL as these helped break contact if surrounded by a larger force or to destroy insurgent hideouts. I am not sure about extent of reliance on this weapon, by the police forces. I am not sure about how effective UAVs and drones have been in the forested areas. However, without rotary surveillance, combat, liaison and logistics support, I do not think that the police forces can make an optimum impact at the ground level.

Helicopters are in short supply in all the three Services, but some of these resources can be surely diverted for national causes even as fast-track acquisitions are being sought. There is an urgent need to follow the Rafale example with helicopters since, without them, the overall effectiveness of the Services and the CAPFs will always be suspected.

The Defence Minister is doing outstanding work by facilitating the acquisition of Apache attack helicopters. Older helicopters with the IAF could well be used in light combat role in the jungle operations by the IAF. However, creating an air arm for combat in the CAPFs is certainly not recommended.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby Eric Leiderman » 21 Apr 2015 03:15

No Need to bury or burn them , They should be fed to the pigs, This is not about religion, it is psykooology. If you are fed to the pigs do you get the 40 virgins?? Maybe each virgin gets a bite of them.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby RoyG » 21 Apr 2015 05:11

The intelligence offensive is decimating their leadership. As more companies invest in the area and the government increases its presence, there wont be much that the naxals can do. I would love to read about some of the intelligence operations that have taken place and I'm sure we can use some of the experience to bolster our ability to wage our own proxy wars. It's interesting how long they've been able to hold out and battle so effectively.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby Aditya G » 27 Jul 2015 22:41

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Police and SWAT personnel arrive at the scene of an encounter with armed militants in Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur District of Punjab, on Monday. (Source: PTI) - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/photos/picture ... R5FNm.dpuf

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby Viv S » 27 Jul 2015 23:23

Aditya G wrote:Image

Police and SWAT personnel arrive at the scene of an encounter with armed militants in Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur District of Punjab, on Monday. (Source: PTI)


What's the J&K Police doing at the scene?

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby k prasad » 28 Jul 2015 01:47




Wonderful article, Vaibhav.... a lot of the suggestions reminded me of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selous_Scouts and their operations, especially those far behind enemy lines. Wonder if a unit like that would be effective or possible against the Naxals.

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Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Postby ramana » 29 Jul 2015 03:01

I think these new LeT terrorists are TSPA commandoes seconded to the LeT.
It reeks of covert action than terrorism.


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