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The NSG seem to have adopted some sort of a hands free radio earphones. The combination of full helmet and eaphones aren't bad, but it is still bulkier than a combination of high cut helmets and ear protectors. They have to do a better job at wire management though, it's all over the place and prone to getting tangled.
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The shield is a SM Carapace level IV ballistic shield. Those are made by an Indian manufacturer. The manufacturer claims the level IV shield is capable of stopping all small arms rounds except sniper rounds.

Here is the website : Ballistic Shields | SM Group: Ammunition, Protection solutions, Body armour, Application and military software, Bio-Degradable Packaging
They also make ballistic vests : Ballistic Vest/Jackets | SM Group: Ammunition, Protection solutions, Body armour, Application and military software, Bio-Degradable Packaging
 

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Any CSAR units:unsure:?
Air Force's Garud units.

Roles include CSAR, force protection for friendly air assets, para-raids on hostile air bases, forward air-control etc.

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This is from a CI/CT op in Kashmir (though primarily a role for Army units, SOF from IAF & IN are also engaged).

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From a joint exercise with their Israeli counterparts:




Though the easiest way for a civilian to come across them is when they are providing security for IAF assets & personnel at air shows like Aero India -

 

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Air Force's Garud units.

Roles include CSAR, force protection for friendly air assets, para-raids on hostile air bases, forward air-control etc.

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Seems like their a jack-of-all-trades unit. I guess that's somewhat typical of air force SF. They tend to be less specialized.

What's the primary airborne rescue platform for the Indian Air Force? Do they have different types for deep insertion missions like the American HH60 Pave Hawk, which was designed specifically to support special missions? Or are they using standard aircraft for both low intensity SAR and high risk missions like we are with largely unmodified Bell 412s and AW101s?

Look at the inventory of the IAF there doesn't seem to be a good candidate for a dedicated deep insertion helicopter or aircraft for supporting CSAR missions deep in enemy territory. Does India have such aircraft? Or has it modified existing types like the Mi-17 or Mi-8 for such roles like Russia has?

From a joint exercise with their Israeli counterparts:


Israeli counterpart:unsure:? Unit 669 most likely. Hardcore dudes. I respect the heck out of the them. We never trained with the Israelis though, not officially anyway. Too much politics involved between our two nations. Did train with them during multi-nation ops hosted by the Americans from time-to-time. Would have liked some one-on-one training with them though.
 
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Parthu

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What's the primary airborne rescue platform for the Indian Air Force? Do they have different types for deep insertion missions like the American HH60 Pave Hawk, which was designed specifically to support special missions? Or are they using standard aircraft for both low intensity SAR and high risk missions like we are with largely unmodified Bell 412s and AW101s?

Look at the inventory of the IAF there doesn't seem to be a good candidate for a dedicated deep insertion helicopter or aircraft for supporting CSAR missions deep in enemy territory. Does India have such aircraft? Or has it modified existing types like the Mi-17 or Mi-8 for such roles like Russia has?
Regular IAF Mi-17v-5s are used for the most part. Some may be outfitted with rocket pods as and when needed.

 

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SPG Counter Assault Team(CAT) operator with a FN Herstal SCAR-H. Another guy in the crowd with a FN FS2000. Can't wait to see the recently acquired MSMC in service.
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An old pic of the same unit with the then recently acquired SCAR :
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NSG operator with the newly acquired SIG MPX
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The combat T-shits is new too, it has pronounced areas around the elbow. Also notice the utility pouch on the waist, that is becoming increasingly common with the NSG, PARA and the MARCOS. They probably already have utility belts and drop down pouches. As always NSG leads the way in modernization among special forces. Now if only they can get the ear protections right.
 
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As always NSG leads the way in modernization among special forces. Now if only they can get the ear protections right.
NSG also has a high degree of standardization in terms of equipment and gear followed by MARCOS and GARUDS but Para SF is a complete chaos with no uniformity among members within the same unit which I believe is attributed to their high numbers (>10k). Though NSG has around 7.5k operatives in all 5 hubs combined, they're under MHA which has a more streamlined approach towards acquisitions

NSG should look into Sig's new rifles that were fielded for US Army's NGSW


 
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