- Aug 26, 2014
The idea is good, PA can form battalions like Edson Raiders, striking the enemy where they expect you the least
Another example is that of our tribal lashkars who were able to capture large parts of Kashmir often by using terrain as their weapon.
Secret weapons! Devilish ingenuity!!Atleast two soldiers in a section will have under barrel grenade launchers as hand grenades will role downhill.
They already exist!which If I am not wrong our troops in NA and LOC are already trained for ..... ??
My father also wore this badge but never asked him whyEver seen this shoulder patch on uniform ?
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Army High Altitude School
This school train students in skiing, High Altitude and Mountain Warfare operations. Training is imparted in the shape of lectures, demonstrations and practicals. In order to ensure realistic training, tactical exercises are conducted at altitudes of 12000 feet to 16000 feet at the base of famous Nanga Parbator Rakaposhi peaks. In the basic training, students are taken to 19000 feet altitude. School also undertakes number of trekking and mountaineering expeditions on famous peaks to ensure following:
- Maximum stress is laid on practical training i.e. mountain/ snow crafts to enable trainees to overcome difficulties faced at high altitude
- To develop in trainees the confidence to operate in small groups and to survive in high altitude snow bound and glaciated areas
- To increase the awareness in use, care and maintenance of weapons/ equipment at high altitude
- To organize training in a way to develop endurance, liking for mountains and inculcate comradeship in the trainees to operate in most inhospitable environments
Nopes. Not in this specialized form.They already exist!