1. Understanding of following definitions is essential to learn the subject in detail:-
a. Air Assault. The attack against a terrain feature or other objectives held by enemy forces is called air assault, executed by a force carried to the place of attack by helicopter or by aircraft. .
b. Airborne/Airmobile/Air lift Operations. These are the operations characterized by an assault on enemy forces immediately after the respective dedicated troops have landed from aircraft .
2. Airborne forces can be divided into three categories which can be well-defined as follows:-
a. Paratroops. These are the forces landed by parachute by an aircraft .
b. Air Landing Troops. These are the forces employed usually by glider.
c. Airmobile Infantry or Air Assault Troops. These are the forces moved to the battle field by helicopter or by an aircraft.