Keeping in line with other modern Armed forces across the globe, the coming months will witness the Indian Armed Forces steadily moving towards conducting joint operations, exercises and inter-service integration at all levels, the Army Chief Bipin Rawat told DefenceAviationPost.com in an exclusive interview.
An internal committee has been constituted within the Defence Ministry to analyse the recommendations made by the Shekatkar panel in its report, submitted to the defence minister Manohar Parrikar on December 21. This internal committee of the ministry will identify the recommendations to be accepted and to frame the key action points as well as a roadmap for their implementation.
India’s renewed focus on security and aggressive plans on modernisation of the Armed forces coupled with the focus to spend more on training are indicators that point towards an increased budget allocation for the defence sector.
Modi government’s ambitious regional connectivity scheme is a laudable initiative that can help transform India’s aviation sector like never before.
A 4-star chief of defence staff (CDS) as the chief military adviser to the defence minister, devising an integrated war approach by the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, financial management reforms and doing away with the multi-layered system of according financial clearances (first within the finance division of MoD and then at the finance ministry), effective utilisation of resources and roll on of unused funds are some of the proposals of the Lt Gen DB Shekatkar expert committee.