Singha wrote:from what i read
- garuds have no csar mission (yet) and there is not much a of jsocish dedicated csar planning. they are restricted to protecting vital iaf infra.
- sead/dead is expected to be done by fast wing jets using ARMs not helicopters . no heli in the world has the necessary sensors and missiles for this, let alone escaping a fight with a pantsyr or tor type system.
That is not correct.
Garud is fully slated for SEAD/DEAD - JTAC, CSAR mission profiles and trains hard for it. They have routinely demonstrated their capability at home (large scale IA/IAF ex) as well as Ex Red Flag and Op Pitch Black.
In Fact Garud Recently cross trained with the Para's to take over a "hostile" Airfield and get the ATC up and running to handle IAF Aircraft.
PS JSOC is the CT command carved out of SOCOM. Most CSAR mission would fall to SOCOM elements not JSOC - PJs etc.