Discussion in 'Military Aviation' started by Waffen SS, Apr 28, 2013.
Should India make a light attack aircraft like Brazilian Super Tucano?As counter insurgency plane?
drones will work better for counter insurgency.no need for planes
@Waffen SS Welcome to DFI.
Indian Armed Forces, including Airforce are not used for COIN ops as a policy. CT is done in places where AFSPA is in effect.
Role and prospective of CAS aircrafts are being discussed in the following
Not completely true.....read up below.
Giving details, sources said that troops of the 11 Rashtriya Rifles along with a party of the State Police, acting on a tip-off, launched a massive "seek-and-destroy operation'' in the treacherous ridges of Marwah. While combing parties engaged terrorists in the exchange of fire, commandos of the 31 Rashtriya Rifles were soon despatched to the area in gunships. During the operation, the troops used "tremendous fire power by accurate and extensive dispensation of rockets from helicopters. The 12.7 mm machine guns were also used to spray the target thus gainfully facilitating sanitisation of the entire area,'' the spokesman said.
The full article is
Armed Mi-17s see action in Kashmir - Vayu Sena
What we are reasonably sure of is that Gunships are not used in areas where collateral damage due to high calibre usage is a possibility. In areas where there are no known settlements or public property, the Gunships have often been used, but as it is, even now, nobody likes to admit these on record.
That's what I said...
RR used gunships in CT ops. IAF is never used in offensive capacity in COIN... against naxals and maoists and ULFA.
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