Restructuring of Indian Special Forces

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This thread is dedicated to the detailed analysis of restructuring Indian Army, Navy, Airforce Special Operations Forces.
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*Discussions regarding modernisation of SOFs and their gear, tactics, etc can also be posted here.
 

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There are 17 battalions in Parachute Regiment!!

Of which:-
* 9 battalions are Parachute Special Forces battalions
* 5 battalions are regular infantry Paratroopers
* 2 Territorial Army (TA)
* 1 Rashtriya Rifles (RR)
Out of these 8th battalion was decommissioned
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In my opinion, out of 9 battalions of Special Forces
* 5 battalions can be Para SFs (Airborne)
* 2 battalions can be Airborne Para qualified Rangers (Light Infantry)
* 1 battalion of Green Berets equivalent type of SF
* 1 battalion dedicated for Tier 1 SOFs
 

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IMHO existing 5 Para Airborne should be used for creating at last 3 separate independent Para Brigades, with additional elements raised for light artillery (use old 105 mm IFG), 122 mm MBRL (use old truck mounted GRADs), light tanks and IFVs (use old BMPs with CAGE armour and APS and new robotic turret), MANPADS (use refurbished IGLas) etc. Tthese support elements should be capable of deploying by parachute. DRDO has already showcased heavy carbo drop of 16 tons via parachute. Additional JUGAAD Transport planes can be sourced from bankrupt Air-India, Indigo etc.
 

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