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AFSOD needs 3000 commnados so to arm them some purchases have to be made.hope they go for some good equipment and lead the way for other SFs
IMO AFSOD should not be more than 600 assault troops divided into 4 teams of 150 each. 2 units deployed and 2 in training and rotating on 4-6 month basis. 150-200 more for Intelligence and logistics support or work very closely with SG for the ISA type function.

Anything more is the same pig with new lipstick.
 

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I was watching collateral (excellent movie/ John wick but better) the other day and remembered that Vincent uses the Mozambique drill, I feel like we should have a discussion regarding it's efficacy in combat. I've always been skeptical about lining up a headshot when dealing with a threat.
2 chest shots +1 head shot is enough to put any mullah out so Mozambique is effective
 
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IMO AFSOD should not be more than 600 assault troops divided into 4 teams of 150 each. 2 units deployed and 2 in training and rotating on 4-6 month basis. 150-200 more for Intelligence and logistics support or work very closely with SG for the ISA type function.

Anything more is the same pig with new lipstick.
Yes they prefer quantity over quality take a example Dutch special forces they are 300-400 in strength top notch equipped and deployed in all major conflict areas like Afghanistan , Africa Mali
 

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Yes they prefer quantity over quality take a example Dutch special forces they are 300-400 in strength top notch equipped and deployed in all major conflict areas like Afghanistan , Africa Mali
If they equip them well they will be a gamechanger for all special forces units in india.if it is the usual then they are just para sf +marcos+garuds
 

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Yes they prefer quantity over quality take an example Dutch special forces they are 300-400 in strength top-notch equipped and deployed in all major conflict areas like Afghanistan, Africa Mali
Yes, but we need more Airborne infantry battalions and standardization of weapons, tactical equipment and training. Indian army lacks the culture of developing training manuals i.e. handbooks. The army should pioneer research and innovation. Such temperament is missing in India.
 

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Also, we depend too much on government organizations like the DRDO etc. What's stopping the army to go and invest in scientific research institutes like IITs, IISC etc. Give the university some grant, hire the researchers, engineers etc. temporarily and get them to work on the things you want instead of relying upon slow orgs. like DRDO and others. Also, the defence forces can learn a lot from the IIMs in terms of HRM and lean management.
 

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Also, we depend too much on government organizations like the DRDO etc. What's stopping the army to go and invest in scientific research institutes like IITs, IISC etc. Give the university some grant, hire the researchers, engineers etc. temporarily and get them to work on the things you want instead of relying upon slow orgs. like DRDO and others. Also, the defence forces can learn a lot from the IIMs in terms of HRM and lean management.
Defence manufacturing is a complicated matter. Chinese students are stealing know how from US universities left right and centre & taking it back to China.
 

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Defence manufacturing is a complicated matter. Chinese students are stealing know how from US universities left right and centre & taking it back to China.
Every country does that from one another. The American, Brits south Koreans japnese Australians. Google something called the Echelon program. What's our excuse?
 

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Defence manufacturing is a complicated matter. Chinese students are stealing know how from US universities left right and centre & taking it back to China.
Even our guys who go there get the same know how, but they don’t comeback to India unlike the Chinese ,as I feel our guys assimilate more easily to the American culture and not wanting compete to the level they’d need to here and not deal with the lack of initial opportunities and bureaucracy. The Chinese students have a lot more incentive to go back to their home country and get well paying jobs and opportunities.
 

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Who do you propose takes over the bulk of the Anti Naxal, Anti Riot, VIP Protection duty, Election security etc?
You can’t have the local police do anti riot once the situation goes upside down as they’re viewed as the opponent and central forces are seen as neutral forces to an extent. For election duties I don’t trust the State Police forces of any state during elections.
For a country as diverse as India we need strong central forces as state forces are not really effective in all cases.
The above roles should be all of CRPF's jurisdiction. Rest should be delegated to state police. CRPF does not need 3 lakh plus, underequipped, under-trained soldiers. It should be much leaner, no more than a third of it's current size.
 

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The above roles should be all of CRPF's jurisdiction. Rest should be delegated to state police. CRPF does not need 3 lakh plus, underequipped, under-trained soldiers. It should be much leaner, no more than a third of it's current size.
What do you think their strength needs to be? @Fire and groove @Killbot
Also i think we should move our discussion to the CAPF or police forces thread.
 

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Defence manufacturing is a complicated matter. Chinese students are stealing know how from US universities left right and centre & taking it back to China.
We don't have researchers from hostile countries working in our top institutes. Unfortunately, there's no comparison between India and the USA. Moreover, there are confidentiality, NDA etc. agreements that come under the legal domain, that up to the agencies to sort out.
 

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Beyond unprofessional and just plain dumb

Those bullets go up and come back down again, are they jihadis in Pakistan/Iraq or well trained disciplined soldiers?

Genuinely disturbed to see this, if there was any integrity or sense inside the Army HQ everyone involved in this debacle would be facing disciplinary action and strict revised SOPs would be enforced
I think those are captured Ammos' of Terrorist.
 

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Does anyone else think the NSG patch on their uniforms are bit too bright if they wear them during ops?
You won't find any images of NSG SAG in an operational role (on a mission/drill) with any such badges, this is for public displays only.


The only things they wear are low vis (grey) rank epaulets
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recently they've had "NSG" identifying patches on their quarter zips

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SAG also have small role identifying patches on back of their helmets but I won't get into this on a public forum


I think a large portion of CRPF should be dissolved into regular police. It's an outdated and extremely bloated force that's eating funds like no other. It would be much smarter for us to have localized SWAT teams on rotation (regular policing one week, SWAT duty next kinda thing) across the country instead of having a force that's barely deployed beyond Kashmir and NE. It'll cut down on deployment time, and make us far more flexible. Oh and I totally agree with this Mahilla battalion pandering. Either implement a proper system or just don't bother.
What CRPF is actively doing is going from a largely unskilled entity to carving out more and more specialist capabilities/sub-units from its own manpower, from the top of my head:

PDG
SDG
VSG
CoBRA
RAF
QAT*

*not actually raised at a battalion strength


so basically they are trying to convert as many of their "vanilla"/regular battalions into force multipliers/specialists with specific mandates so they can do more than just flag marches and stand around with a lathi

My hope would be that CRPF transforms itself into a professional police force- no longer a paramilitary force. They should be present in every state to assist local/state law enforcement in law enforcement tasks, the days of India needing paramilitary forces in large numbers is largely over, heavy attention though needs to be given to improving law and order and the policeman per capita figures.

I'm sure CRPF will change a lot in the coming decades, MHA actually seems to have quite a bit of dynamism these days.

AFSOD needs 3000 commnados so to arm them some purchases have to be made.hope they go for some good equipment and lead the way for other SFs

IMO AFSOD should not be more than 600 assault troops divided into 4 teams of 150 each. 2 units deployed and 2 in training and rotating on 4-6 month basis. 150-200 more for Intelligence and logistics support or work very closely with SG for the ISA type function.

Anything more is the same pig with new lipstick.
Once again people are forgetting what AFSOD is- it is NOT a new unit, it is a new C&C structure being tried out on a small scale with the expectation it will one day be expanded into a full-fledged Command (IN-SOCOM/SOCOM-IN). So one day operational and command control Garuds/MARCOs/PARA (SF) will hopefully be moved out out of their respective service HQs and directly under a SF CO so that SFs are represented in the same way as conventional area commands.

What you are describing is a new special missions unit carved out of the SF community, that's an entirely different effort and has not got anything to do with AFSOD's remit.
 

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