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business-standard.com 15 Sep, 2021 19:15 am

CDS General Bipin Rawat reveals shape of India's 'joint theatre commands'

CDS General Bipin Rawat reveals shape of India's 'joint theatre commands'
Read more about CDS General Bipin Rawat reveals shape of India's 'joint theatre commands' on Business Standard. The CDS said the military was also looking at creating a single theatre command for managing the threat from China

In what would be the boldest move since Independence, Rawat said the 17 single-service commands that currently exist would be combined into just four geographical commands, each with elements from all three services.If you count, there are 17 commands that are responsible for guarding against both our adversaries,” said Rawat.Describing these joint theatre commands, Rawat said the one looking after Pakistan would have a commander, whether from the army, navy or air force — who is best suited for the job.Rawat said the navy’s two combat commands — the western and the eastern na­val co­mm­ands — would be integrated into a single headquarters.

The fifth theatre, said Rawat, comprises India’s air space, which is increasingly contested by manned and unmanned aircraft, missiles, rockets and artillery shells, which go as high as 15 km when they are fired.“With the air chief engaged in multiple other tasks, the solution being considered is to have a dedicated air force commander-in-chief, responsible for the air space above us,” said Rawat.

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