PM Modi issues directives to set up new tri-services commands

Seeking to bring in major reforms in the country’s defence forces, PM Modi has asked the Ministry of Defence to initiate steps towards creating theatre commands for the military.

Under a theatre commands, all the troops and resources of the three forces – Army, Navy and Air Force – would be combined and put under the command of one officer, who would be from either of the three serivces and who would determine their use.

At the combined commanders conference headed by the prime minister, the Integrated Defence Staff under the Defence Ministry was asked to prepare a roadmap for theatre commands and new initiatives would be taken by this year-end, senior Defence Ministry sources told India Today. Read More…

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