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A video on hand to hand combat training in Indian army. All Indian soldiers and officers as part of their training routine and regimen are taught unarmed combat. The reason is very simple. Prepare them to use their hands as weapons in case they are out of ammunition. This preparedness was displayed during the 1999 Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan where many Indian officers and soldiers attained martyrdom while engaging the enemy in hand to hand combat. Some of those bravehearts were Capt. Manoj Pandey (1/11 Gurkha) Capt. Vikram Batra (13 JAK RIF) Sub. Digendra Kumar (2 Raj Rif) Hav. Yogendra Yadav (18 Grenadiers) Howevers members of the special forces units namely the various Para SF battalions like the 21 Paras, 9 Paras or even the Indian Navy MARCOS or counter terrorism group the NSG undergo extensive and rigourous martial arts training. It ranges from Japanese Jujitsu to Israeli Krav-Maga to Korean Taekwondo. Since the SF units operate in much smaller teams with limited ammunition behind enemy lines in hostile territory or extreme adverse conditions it is natural for them to receive much specialized training giving them an edge to overpower and kill their enemies without having to fire a bullet or in case of situations where they are out of ammunitions. Hence in a nutshell, every man in uniform in the Indian armed forces receive martial arts training however with different degrees of specialization.1 year ago
Watch Col Lalit Rai (Vir Chakra) narrating his KARGIL experience. Col Rai was instrumental in battle of the Batalik sub-sector. He led his men like a true leader. Despite getting injured he refused to be evacuated and with a handful of Gurkha soldiers by his side he managed to kill 25 enemy soldiers and capture large amount of arms and ammunition including a Stinger missile, air defence guns and important documents. 🇮🇳2 years ago