- Oct 14, 2020
Did the Para did the Strike? NoI will be damned but anyway..
Do we have a Tier 1 SF? NO
Are we doing Tier 1 SF ops?NO
What surgical strike was is a classic example of a simple raid.Ideally the Ghataks should have done this.
Para SF in Kashmir is present in large numbers.Large in the sense it doesnt need to put so many men there.
Para need to regroup,breathe,train and then only come back to action to plan,perfrom,analyse and correct.
But some units are permanently in action.Their growth is not going on.
All this is coz of easy medals now.
Why do Armoured, Artyetc guys want to work in RR is coz of better opportunities later and same goes for Para.
We needed Para in the late and early to mid 90s when the level of training of the infantry was not enough.
But now even Armoured officers are conducting good ops.Maybe we could handpick exceptional Infantry officers to train them in special ops and let them do the role of Para SF.
We need a Tier 1 unit to be active beyond our borders.Our equipment and training are not good.
Where we say we use Tier 1 SF are where we are using Tier 2 units because we have Tier 2 units only.
Siachen was won by Infantry and later by SFF and Para.
Blue star was again Tier 2.
Lanka was Tier 2.
Maldives was tier 2.
Kargil was tier 2.
Where we needed Tier 1 we were quiet example IC 814 hijacking,Dawood and Salahuddin roaming freely etc etc.
The situation now is if IC 814 happens again we will again be hopeless.
If mumbai happens again then Mumbai police will be sitting ducks, Force1 will get destroyed,NSG local team will hold or kill the terrorist which depends on their numbers.
Except the intelligence of this country which is thanks to IPS we are nowhere.
Army officers are too much into their British Army syllabus of 1937 hence whatever is happening now is out of syllabus.
Look at the state of Amphibious Assault Brigade.
Dis the Ghataks did the strikes? Yes (under 4 Para leadership).