Prem Kumar wrote:Karan M wrote:Shooting at the protesters apart, perhaps more effort into crowd control devices like pepper bomb variants etc.
Logistical nightmare. In addition to their regular ammo, troops now have to carry crowd control equipment. Its impossible to do COIN & Policing and Winning Hearts/Minds at the same time. India is the only country that's even doing this.
We should announce a policy that all stone pelters will be treated as terrorists & the forces will shoot to kill. Any protest marches & media outrage must be crushed with an iron boot.
Kashmir will be won by bullets, like Punjab. Not by roses.
Not necessarily the same troops. Dedicated units like the CRPFs RAF, which accompany the soldiers.