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Overdrive To Minimise Cost Of Defence, Restructuring Should Not Compromise Operational Effectiveness: Maj Gen Asthana

There is no question that Indian Armed Forces needed that twitch of modernization and restructuring in the times that are changing the dimensions of warfare. The Integrated Theater Commands (ITC) is designed to do so. Some formulations are already up on the ground-- restructuring to address some of these aspects was done, with formulation of HQ Integrated Defence Staff, Andaman and Nicobar Command and Strategic Force Command (SFC). But make no haste, says military veteran Major General S B Asthana as speaks with BW Businessworld's Defence Editor Manish Kumar Jha on the ITC -- its complexity and the conflict within. It is about the training and equipment that must fulfill the spirit of jointness in building command.

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Army Chief General Bipin Rawat As The First Chief Of The Defence Staff Begins The New Era Of The Indian Armed Forces

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is appointed as the first Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) and begins the new era of the Indian Armed Forces. And, he faces the immediate challenges towards the modernization of the Indian Armed Forces along with the budgetary constraints.

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