Saturday, February 11, 2017

PM Modi issues directives to set up new tri-services commands::Under the new commands, resources of all the three services would be pooled together under the command of a single officer.

February 10, 2017 | UPDATED 19:42 IST
Seeking to bring in major reforms in the country's defence forces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Ministry of Defence to initiate steps towards creating theatre commands for the military.
Under a theatre commands, all the troops and resources of the three forces - Army, Navy and Air Force - would be combined and put under the command of one officer, who would be from either of the three serivces and who would determine their use.
Indian military forces
At the combined comman ders conference headed by the prime minister, the Integrated Defence Staff under the Defence Ministry was asked to prepare a roadmap for theatre commands and new initiatives would be taken by this year-end, senior Defence Ministry sources told India Today.

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    PM Modi asks MoD to initiate creating new theatre commands.
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    Each command who have resources of all three services.
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    One commanding officer would determine how to use the pooled resources.
APPOINTMENT OF NEW FOUR STAR GEN ALSO BEING CONSIDERED
The three services had made a detailed presentation to the prime minister at the conference, which was held recently. As part of defence reforms, the government is also appointing a new four star general to looking after the issues related to three services.
All these structures of proposed command would be provided in the roadmap by the military officers under the guidance of political leadership the sources stated.
At the conference, the IAF had raised questions over the command structure and equipment integration under the theatre commands but everybody recognised the need for creating new military structures.
(Source- India Today)

1 comment:

  1. karunakaran a ex havildarFebruary 16, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    The committee should be civil-military equal composition, not to be monopolistic in its shape. always army officers are in the habit of prevailing upon other, they will not let other to give piece of suggestion, so tread carefully in this matter. it is my experience of 20 years army service in the rank of soldier, any how it is a good move with regard to modernisation of army, procurement of weapons so that procrastination and red tapism can not come in the way

    thank you

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