By Rahul Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2021 01:00 AM IST
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.
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2021 08:21 PM IST
- 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.
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2021 07:06 AM IST
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.
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 01:38 AM IST
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.
By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 02:32 AM IST
“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.
By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 09:00 AM IST
While the Indian Army and Navy are in favour of military theatre commands, the Indian Air Force has issues over division of its air assets, nomenclature of commands, leadership of theatre commands and dilution of powers of chiefs.
By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:44 PM IST
- General Bipin Rawat said the Indian armed forces face greater challenges than any other military in the world and India urgently needs to bring about structural reforms in higher defence and operational organisations.