They mean 10 per battalion igThe heck? Only 10 per Regiment? Most regiments have 20+ Battalions. Surely he means 10 per Battalion, right?
Also, says nothing about the spotter. Are we going for the Western approach of sniper-spotter pairs or the Russian approach of single-man?
That will be separate, I think, because he says two levels of courses. So someone completing Basic Sniper Course but not passing Advanced Sniper Course could be assigned the Designated Marksman role while those completing both courses become full fledged Snipers.
I could be wrong, but the orbat might be one or two Designated Marksmen in every platoon of every Rifle Company, and then all 10 Snipers as a separate Sniper Platoon in the Weapons Company. And then Battalion HQ might assign 3-5 snipers to each of the Rifle Companies based on their assigned mission's requirements. (Keep in mind that two rifle companies are kept in reserve and only two are tasked at one time.)
Quoted from original article:
"Currently, the Infantry School is using Russian-origin Dragunov sniper rifles for training purposes. A total of 100 troops will be trained in every course. As per the official, there are five courses being conducted every year. In an infantry battalion, which usually has a strength of around 850 soldiers, a team of 10 snipers are sanctioned and the personnel are selected from the Indian Army’s units and regimental centres."