The Indian Army is carrying out a comprehensive exercise to restructure and modernize its force. From the few leaks and snippets available in the public domain, it appears that the exercise has three aims.
First, re-size the army so that flab is removed and operational capabilities increase. Second, enhance funds in the capital account for modernization by reducing expenditure under the budget’s revenue account (used for paying salaries and pensions).
Third, carry out a cadre review that is long overdue, with a view to create more slots in successive higher ranks, so as to enhance pay and perks akin to their counterparts in the civil stream. Read More