Agencies take shape for special operations, space, cyber war

The three tri-service agencies to handle the critical modern warfare domains of special operations, cyberspace and space are taking shape, with two-star officers being appointed to head them.

Maj Gen A K Dhingra, from the 1 Para-Special Forces unit, will be the first commander of the Special Operations Division, while Rear Admiral Mohit Gupta will head the new Defence Cyber Agency. An air vice-marshal from the IAF, in turn, will head the Defence Space Agency.

These three agencies, which will become fully operational by October-November, are actually truncated versions of the original proposal to have full-fledged commands under three-star officers  Read More

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