First time I am reading this - and I should definitely ask Subra - whether Mi-25s were actually used in Kashmir at all ? Both 104 Sqn and 125 Sqn had some detailed websites out there for a while and neighter mentioned participating in COIN in detail. But wouldnt hurt to have a confirmation.
When the Lancers came in for trials in North Kashmir, I was there.
In fact the helicopter operational base was under our jurisdiction.
I could look out of my office and see the 'runway' and I have not seen any Mi 25 and they make a lot of noise anyway and so surely I would have heard and seen them.
Wullar was also under our jurisdiction. In my time, we did not find any such mention in our sitreps or in the int summaries that we used to get initiated by the Comd HQ.
I cannot speak about Doda since that was out of my beat. Again, no mention in the Int Summaries from Comd HQ.
I am intrigued and I sure would like to know more about it to update myself.