CDS Gen Rawat says new reforms face hurdles but services in agreement on theaterisation. While the government sharpened its focus on building a theatrical framework following the alleged internal opposition, Defense Commander (CDS) General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday said the new reforms were facing some challenges but the three services agreed to advance the theater. Saying this during an interview with the news channel.
Rawat told India Today TV that these issues are also needed as they make us realize that more discussions are needed (to get the details of the program). We are moving forward with the theater with more dialogue.
He said the theatrical process was in line with the deadlines for the merger between the three services.
The government expects Rawat, who took over as India’s first CDS on January 1, 2020, to bring about unity between the three services over a three-year period (January 2023). One way to achieve this is to develop integrated theater directives for better use of military equipment to fight future wars.
The CDS comment came a day after HT reported that while the military and navy were interested in theatrical orders, the air force had problems with the division of air goods, command naming, theater command leadership and the purification of supervisory powers.
Rawat said the armed forces – after several negotiations – did a lot of work on what types of cohesive structures should be established. “If we work together and harness the power of the three services, the combined effort will not be threefold; but 1 + 1 + 1 (three services) will be equal to 111, ”he said, stressing the need for integration.
Experts highlight the need for all stakeholders to work together to move the theater forward.
Lieutenant General DB Shekatkar said that there was no consensus on the appointment of the CDS for 20 years. In the end, the government would have to decide. Similarly, when it comes to theater, it is for the defense and security of India. No service should be deemed to be valid or inferior to any other service. We must all be mature enough to look after India’s long-term interests.
There are a number of military reforms being used by the government to make the armed forces more efficient in the recommendations of the Shekatkar committee report. The committee is among the many panels recommending the appointment of the CDS and the formulation of theatrical rules.
On Tuesday, Rawat held a meeting with the deputies of the three service chiefs and senior officials from the defense, finance and home affairs departments to discuss all matters pertaining to theatrical order before the application was submitted to the Security Committee (CCS) Committee for approval, development officials said.
The lack of consensus on the military military model emerged earlier this month during an important meeting of senior government officials who reviewed draft Cabinet drafts on the new joint structures.
This led to the government setting up a committee of experts last week to discuss the long-awaited military transformation, as reported by HT on June 18. The panel consists of members of the military, defense and other departments involved in the theater and implementation features.
“Further discussions will be held to reach an agreement on the theater system,” said one of the officials mentioned above.
Theater theater means placing certain units of the military, navy and air force under the control of the theater. Such instructions should be administered by an official in any of these three services, depending on the roles assigned to them.
Key points discussed at a meeting in the South Block in early June included the theatrical regulatory authority, regulatory, regulatory and regulatory agencies, budgeting and deployment of specific forces.