Army to get third deputy chief to tackle intelligence, military operations


As a part of its restructuring plans, the Indian Army is planning to get a third deputy chief who will look after all the important directorates of military intelligence and operations in the force.

At present, there are two deputy chiefs in the Army. The first is known as Deputy Chief (Planning and Systems) who looks after capital procurement in the force, while the second is known as Deputy Chief (Information systems and Training).

“As per the ongoing discussions, there is a plan to have a new Deputy Chief (Strategy) who will look after the directorates of Military Operations and Military Intelligence. This will also help in enhancing coordination between the two directorates,” Defence sources told ANI.

The two directorates are headed by two different Lieutenant Generals.  The Defence Ministry has already been briefed by the Indian Army  Read More

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