Air Force's Garud units.Any CSAR units?
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.
Israeli counterpart? 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.From a joint exercise with their Israeli counterparts:
Regular IAF Mi-17v-5s are used for the most part. Some may be outfitted with rocket pods as and when needed.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?
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 acquisitionsAs always NSG leads the way in modernization among special forces. Now if only they can get the ear protections right.