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IAF spells out concerns on theaterisation; CDS differs

Bhadauria also differed with Rawat’s assessment that IAF was “a supporting arm to the armed forces” and countered the CDS’s statement saying air power has “a huge role to play” in any integrated battle area.

IAF chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria. (File photo)
IAF chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria. (File photo)
Updated on Jul 03, 2021 01:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Theaterisation of Armed Forces: Decoding the new approach to defence

Theaterisation has the full backing of the government, and it expects chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat to bring about jointness among the three services by January 2023.

The government expects chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat to bring about jointness among the three services by January 2023.(PTI)
The government expects chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat to bring about jointness among the three services by January 2023.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 08:21 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Northern Command kept out of theaterisation ambit

The Udhampur-based Northern Command is responsible for guarding the country’s borders with Pakistan and China in the north, and is the nerve centre of counterterrorism operations in Jammu & Kashmir.

Disengagement process on along the LAC in Ladakh in February. The region, along with the country’s borders with Pakistan, comes under the jurisdiction of the Udhampur-based Northern Command.(AFP)
Disengagement process on along the LAC in Ladakh in February. The region, along with the country’s borders with Pakistan, comes under the jurisdiction of the Udhampur-based Northern Command.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 07:06 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

In theaterisation transition plan, emergency return to status quo

Theaterisation refers to merging specific commands of the army, navy and air force, and placing them under a theatre commander. Such theatre commands are to be led by an officer from any of the three services, depending on the roles assigned to them.

The Indian Army and the Indian Air Force have seven commands each, while the Indian Navy has three.(AFP file photo)
The Indian Army and the Indian Air Force have seven commands each, while the Indian Navy has three.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 01:38 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Theaterisation will overcome hurdles: Rawat

“These hurdles are also necessary as they make us realise that more discussions are required (to iron out the details of the plan). We are taking the theaterisation plan forward with more discussions,” chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said.

CDS General Bipin Rawat said the armed forces , after several rounds of discussions , have done a lot of work on what kind of joint structures should be set up.(ANI)
CDS General Bipin Rawat said the armed forces , after several rounds of discussions , have done a lot of work on what kind of joint structures should be set up.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 23, 2021 02:32 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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