Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicJoint theatre commands

Topic: joint theatre commands

Why setting up integrated theatre commands should not be rushed — former service chiefs explain

Former Navy chief Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd), former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Fali H. Major (Retd) and former defence secretary NN Vohra were among the experts debating the theaterisation process.

Army commando who rescued Himachal tourists from dangling cable car now teaches Math in Australia

In a demonstration of integration possibilities between Army & IAF, a Para commando, his colleagues & IAF pilots rescued 10 stranded cable car passengers in Himachal in 1992.

Army must ditch ‘superiority’ mindset. Distrust, animosity will only hamper military reforms

CDS Gen Bipin Rawat laid claims to superiority on behalf of the Army, because he believes it is ultimately all about control of territory. This mindset needs to be disparaged.

There’s more to IAF than just being ‘supporting arm’, CDS & Chiefs must make a fresh start

The Air Force, in theatre command set-up, must have an overriding lien over the resources that may be allocated to other theatres on as required basis.

IAF has speed & flexibility but few assets. Theatre commands could limit it

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India’s theaterisation being driven by a 1930s mindset. Can’t treat IAF as artillery

The world can’t be seeing the Indian Armed Forces fighting domain projection and protection battles and washing linen in public.

Will IAF just support Army in new theatres? CDS Rawat says yes, but air chief says no in public

CDS Gen Rawat labels IAF as supporting arm to ground forces — likening it to roles of artillery, engineers in Army. But ACM Bhadauria says air power has a huge role to play in battle areas.

PMO can help theatre command take off by finding a politician with defence background

The grave diggers of the theatre command system have won the current round and the political leadership has failed to discern the nature of the issues.

IAF assets are few, but it has speed, flexibility on its side. Theatre commands can limit it

It seems India is in a hurry to establish theatre commands without having the concept clear. Not just the IAF, all stakeholders need to first assess their assets.

Theaterisation of Indian military is the way forward. Setting up an expert panel a good start

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