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21 Comments on "IAF Pilots, Crew At ‘Unacceptable Risk’ In Anti-Maoist Operations"
What does unacceptable risk mean? is WAR safe for which IAF is formed. Will maoist be using more deadly weapons in comparision to pak or china.
Even if maoist use rpg's which will further emphazie on the need of IAF to neutralize the capacity.
Only close co-ord within the involved teams would help in shutting the menace.
Whoever said that needs to be replaced from his/her position. Why is the IAF performing manned ops in Maoist areas? Such areas should be made the proving grounds for their inventory of UAVs, UCAVs, Drones etc. What numb-nuts our armed forces have been raising, is a mystery! No wonder the administration fails to recognize the importance of private sector.
The condition of IAF is this because it lacks sufficient no. of attack choppers. The choppers which are used in maoist operations have less significant self defence counter measures which falls prey to maoist bullets.There should be a dedicated gun point and provision to fire small rockets. Also Govt. policies does not allow heavily armed choppers to be used for such operations.
This is the right time to send our LCH for weapon trials in those areas. Who is stopping them to fire back in thay were under fired. I think they have the permission for that.
What India need to do is monitor Maoist movements using UCAVs and launch long range ATGs from standoff ranges to completely obliterate the entire terrorist den. Show ABSOLUTELY no mercy. Wipe them out from air. And then go and get some beer. Thats enough risk for the day.
If IAF doesnt have attack helos, then BUY ATTACK helos Damit! Use fighter jets, use ground attack bombers, tanks,artilley….. use whatever the f*** you got. Quite whining like babies! Go back and fight the damn war!
do these news channels need to put such irritating music in the video? its tacky and spoils the impact of what would be an otherwise interesting news piece. any comments shiv?
Cant help but notice that most of the demands of Air force are perfectly valid. They are simply asking that if we are delivering supplies etc to a point then that point shall be properly cleansed of hostiles before drop. In my humble opinion, its a perfectly valid request and I for one wont want an airforce who is needlessly putting its assets in path of destruction. There will be some scenarios where there will be an extraction from a live fire zone but that shall not be a regular thing.
Some of you guys see the Rambo movies too often and those have gone into your heads.
If the government starts bombing Naxals your freedom of such expression will be lost to Naxals.
UAV, standoff weapons and counter insurgency specializations shall be improved more and more. Presently helicopters shall be used only for transport and logistics etc.
IAF's problem is if there is "unacceptable" risk they dont do anything to eliminate that risk. Their response is to complain and chicken out instead of figuring out how to fullfill the mission.
US/NATO Army/AF are involved in Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan against insurgency operation. Do they complain law & order issue. Or they are only for war with enemy nation. True picture is except training on recruitment by Indian Army, they rarely do exercises or war practices forget guerrilla training. Compare their training with foreign armies.