Cold Start doctrine begins, deep strike groups to be based in Jammu, Punjab and Rajasthan


The Indian Army’s proposed shift of focus to regular field formations, trimming its involvement in non-core organizations, is aimed at giving its ‘Cold Start’ doctrine more teeth, enabling lightning strikes deep inside enemy territory, reports suggest. Though the proposal was made some time back, it has significance in view of developments in Jammu and Kashmir and deterioration of diplomatic relations with Pakistan.

Tension has been reigning high in the Valley and across the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) and the international border following the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A in part removing the area’s special constitutional status and bifurcating the state into Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, amid hostile statements from the government in Islamabad. Read More

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