The Modi government's delay in approving this is baffling.
On June 9, Indian Army special forces teams raided camps of the NSCN(K) and the PLA in Myanmar. This first-of-a-kind strike in recent years, illustrates how special forces are best utilised. Lightning intelligence based thrusts to achieve specific objectives. With the prospects of a full-scale conventional war receding intelligence-based operations like Myanmar are likely to be the norm. In recent years, special forces operators have found their skill sets being utilised in Humanitarian and Disaster Relief and other-than-war situations. During the Uttarakhand floods last year, Army commandos created rough helipads to rescue stricken pilgrims.