IPS guys are looked down upon but many of them are quite smart and they actually do good research and implementationTook me a while to get to this
so what exactly is this guy’s issue? All the top (domestic) CT units in Europe (like GIGN, GSG9, DSI etc) are made up 100% of police personnel. What is so unique about army personnel that they cannot be replaced in this specialist role?SPG doesn’t recruit any army personnel.
and the ultimate irony here is that for years there’s been friction between MoD and MHA on army deputations to NSG, the army has made it increasingly restrictive for their members to join NSG
Anyway NSG knows what it is doing, their modernisation has put the PARA (SF) to shame, they are far more innovative and adopt technology across the board, this al under IPS leadership.
the NSG has also re-organised so that CT roles are not exclusive to SAG (hence army personnel) anymore. Their hubs are home to SCGs (special composite groups) which are a mix of SAG and SRG personnel and are exclusively meant for CT ops.
within 5-10 years CAPF personnel could easily replace all army personnel within NSG and I think this should be pursued, having army members inside NSG has long since outlived its value
NSG is quite an effective force, why aren't they used in many of the places where the job is of exactly their own profileIt’s typical institutionalism- they favour the status quo and will try to keep others off what they perceive as ‘their’ turf.
that said the ‘CAPFisastion’ of NSG I would’ve thought would be welcomed by IA officers who have consistently moaned and b!tched about the cream of their units wanting to go off to NSG for 3 years. Unless they are concerned that it’ll mean that NSG starts to operate more independently from the IA in places They have traditionally considered ‘their’ turf aka JK and NE.
there’s a NSG detachment in JK but hasn’t been used in even a single operation there to date
SOCOM won’t help reform the mindset of the military but it’ll give MoD SF units a fighting chance of getting more specialist kit and in a timely manner
it’s up to the SF commanders after that to reform their capabilities and specialise their mission set
Is that plate carrier ours or exchanged, those mag pouches look very odd
Exercise Malabar 2016
I think COBRA has performed exceptionally well.@45:00 onwards about NSG
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