Out of curiosity, I was looking up how much it would take for our SF to get modern essential gear considering that they already had High Cuts and held on to the Tavors and here it goes:
Comtacs: $400 - $600 (Lower end Earmor to higher-end Safariland with PTT)
Jumpable shooters cut PC: $100 (Armasen and others sell them for $100 or less in India)
Battle Belt and pouches: $100
Tactical pants and shirts with integrated kneepads ~ $100
Adding it all up the total comes down to less than 1000$ for each soldier which is approximately 80k INR. I don't understand how no one in the army has figured out that with the amount that the Army refunds to the MoD at the end of the year, they can equip their special forces to sub-international standards.
Even if the Army wanted to update its night fighting capabilities, I don't imagine it would cost more than $10k
per operator to equip them with indigenously made Rajak I-222B or other Binod sets.
Overestimating the amount by a huge margin brother .
Lemme show it Rs , it's Easier calculation for us Indians .
An Average airsoft plate carrier cost "starts" the range of Rs.3000 or 4000 in India with built in 3 primary arms ammunition pouches or more .
The most expensive in India is Armasen with approx 8000Rs
The battle belts are not necessarily so expensive. Olive planet sells 2 one for 500 another 1500 . Armasen sells their Wasp at 5000
I think tactical apparel could be the cheapest in India . You have Paracom Spec Ops , Indian Sports gear , Tactical Gears India , Tactical Experts Tac Ops , Military Equipment pvt Ltd , Gear smith , and the most famed yet the most underrated , Mount Miller , which is probably Indias first brand to clone Crye style knee pads in their pants .
And the fun fact is you can get the whole set for an approx Rs4000- Rs7000 .
Gloves can purchased through a lot of 3rd party stores Delta Tech India , Ubuy India , Olive planet , Militiazone. Even M-pact clone.
For shoes you can purchase from a lot of stores . Get themselves Mikaasa or Magnum or even Salomon Quests and AKU selvatica ( Para SF and Marcos) respectively. Well it's starts from the range of 4000-23,000 INR .
Minor things such as extra pouches or spare clothes etc can be included in this .
Also we can purchase Howard Leights roughly costing around 10000 INR . Include a radio if you wanna . The Peltors , Ops cores ,Sordins and Liberators cost more than a fortune so why procure those extravagant things if we are not accustomed to the basic Handsfree headset . Practice first with that and then we'll see .
Also I'll take on an MKU or SMPP or even TASL helmet anyday over the exorbitant Ops core or Team Wendy's. You can get the same protection with Hard Headed Veterans at 500 dollar helmet .
We can get almost every frontline soldier equipped with Global SOF standards or even current USMC standards , which is dam high , but we choose to play dumb