Mountain Air Support Demands Special Equipment and Training

Pustam, Anil R.
September 2000
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2000, Vol. 126 Issue 9, p70
Conference Proceeding
Focuses on lessons about employment of air power in mountainous areas that can be learned from the Indian Air Force's (IAF) operation to evict Pakistani-supported insurgents from Kargil in Kashmir, India. Fighter planes that can be used effectively in mountainous terrain; Details of strategy employed by IAF in the mission; Importance of training for such operations; Significance of this operation to U.S. air power.


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