In the last 20 years, we've bought/built, 180+ jets, 50+ helis, 600+ tanks, 10 submarines, nearly 30 surface vessels, yet less than a 100 MRAPs.
Why new post, let's keep a running thread for this. Since we that's how it seems Pakistan Army top brass views it. Bajwa busy interfering in politics rather then doing his job. War on terror started 21 years ago, other armies adopted but ours still can't get MRAPS. yes, we have financial restraints but where there is a will there is a way. Soldiers need better training and need to restart the hunt for these terrorist and their sympathizers
America deployed MRAPs in Afghanistan, did it end Afghan Taliban insurgency?
Deploying MRAPs, while important, will not end TTP insurgency either. It can potentially save soldier lives but TTP will adapt and change tactics, perhaps pick different targets. You can't fit entire Pakistan inside an MRAP.
No amount of doctrine changes or tactical adjustments can end TTP insurgency. Ask the Americans. They switched strategies in Afghanistan every year with nothing to show for.
The broader question Pakistan must answer is how does it envision the end of TTP?
Are we going after TTP sanctuaries in Afghanistan?
Are we hoping TTP will wither away and die in Afghanistan?
No one has articulated an end game for TTP. It is all knee-jerk reactions.