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Light Commando Battalions - LCBs

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  1. Cuirassier

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    Personal Opinion:

    We can reorganize the LCBs into a proper regiment, going with the name,

    "Airborne Commando Regiment"

    It's units being referred to as an ex.
    9th Commando Btln, (FF)

    We can rename SSG Cdo Btlns into SS Btlns like the 11th, 22nd and 33rd SS Brigades.

    For ex. 1st SS Btln "Yaldram".

    This way there will be lesser training dependency on SOS Cherat, and recruitment can be done at a separate proper regimental centre, formed with SOS support.
     
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    Any update on those guys?
     
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    The most awesome factor about LCB is that, it has the flexibility to function as:
    1. a Para-assault force in high risk operations.
    2. a SWAT force in COIN Ops for CT, hostage rescue, VIP protection etc situations.
    3. a regular infantry battalion in conventional war
    4. a commando formation able to operate in small teams behind enemy lines.

    Put all the 7-9 LCB's in one formation, amounting to Div size and you have an airborne Div ready.
     
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    What about their equipments? Light tanks apcs ifv and most importantly their rides
     
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    When is the operation in baluchistan starting?
     
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    They do use MaxxPro MRAPs for now.
     
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    The are called “Light” for a reason.
     
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    One needs to understand that each of the different types of infantry; that is Mechanised, Heavy/Line infantry, Airborne infantry & Light infantry units have different functions, therefore their equipment and training are accordingly tailored. Additionally, most of the time, the different types of infantries are utilized to complement each other’s function to enhance the army’s fighting capabilities.

    Historically, Light infantry / Rifle regiments were employed for the ambush, skirmishing ahead of the main army on the march and for flanking maneuvers. Also in a defensive role for protecting the artillery against cavalry attacks. The main drawback is that due to lack of heavy weaponry, light infantry was always vulnerable to massed attack by the enemy.

    Use of helicopter for vertical insertion means that light infantry can be shifted from place to place very quickly either to augment the outnumbered friendly forces or to exploit a breakthrough. This makes light infantry a useful flexible force.

    Weapons of the light infantry soldier should, therefore, be man-portable but highly lethal.
     
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    SSD or 34th LID has LCB Brigades.
     
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  10. Cuirassier

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    Yes, I just found out yesterday while doing some research.
     
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    As per the functions described above, could LCB be considered as counterparts of 75th Ranger Regiment of the US Army?
     
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    you could say that
     
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    Could in terms of relative skillset to the regular infantry. Rangers are levels above the LCB.
     
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    LCB is More like Special Forces Support Group. 75th Ranger is a whole different level.
     
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    FC Balochistan has SOW,Rangers has RAT(Rangers Anti-Terrorist)Battalions, for spec ops.

    Money speaks.