IMO the Brainstorming is valid. keep in mind we do not know the location of the target, terrain around it. It is supposedly near the Thai border. Distance too and from Indian broder etc.I am afraid that all your brainstorming is going to be in vain because in my humble opinion saving all 300 hostages is a task as difficult as ascending to the heavens.
First, your numbers are limited and the terrorist(I am assuming Manipur PLA here) are in their home base having numbers much higher than you. And it's not like Myanmar will allow your helicopters in its territory to bomb these terrorist right?
Secondly, let's assume by god's grace you end up securing 300 of those hostages then what after that? Will you take them on a bus or make them run to the nearest airport or a landing strip? In any of the mentioned scenarios, many people will be killed. PLA is trained and organized like the armed forces they would have many checkposts they will regroup and kill you.
By any means, I am not belittling your attempts but I feel the way this war game discussion is not up to the mark.
We should start with a few fundamental questions before discussing which unit will take part and which will not:
1. Role of Myanmar:
Myanmar is not a pushover. We should first decide which side Myanmar stands on. If it's on our side then will it aid us or will it be a mute spectator? If not, then what should be the game plan?
Organistaion of terrorist will matter a lot. If they belong to grps like PLA then difficulty will increase manyfolds.
3. Mode of transport
Will you use aircraft to transport the hostages to India? If yes, how will make sure those 300 reach the aircraft? running jogging? What is the neareast airport/landing strip blah blah blah many such scenario.
We shouldn't make this war game a next Eagle Claw
What do you say @COLDHEARTED AVIATOR ?
THAT being said the Israelis have done it at entebe, the Americans attempted it in Iran, we successfully have done it in Sierre Leone.
The hows and where and what is for the people in the know.
We eithe have the capability or we dont. and this includes Diplimatic muscle to rope in the Thais if needed or keep the Myanmar Military at bay.
Each point could have multiple solutions including landing a C130 on a Temp Landing Strip. - this is where Garud would earn their butter.