How many of our officers actually understand conventional war. Joint operations and integrated applications? We might be brilliant in those PowerPoint slides and cavalry type articulation. But that won’t win us the next war."
The idea of new systemic of PME is to broaden perspectives of officers and not to make great scholars out of military leaders. Education can imbue officers with critical thinking skills and strengthen abilities to contribute to solutions of complex issues.
The quality of 'Professional Military Education' in the Indian Armed Forces has been a long pending area of discourse, with the subject only recently coming to the arena of public discussion. Part-2 of this debate continues to bring a diversity of views on PME.
The quality of 'Professional Military Education' in the Indian Armed Forces has been a long pending area of discourse, with the subject only recently coming to the arena of public discussion. This debate aims to bring a diversity of Tri-Service views on PME.
A soldier’s profession is war. He needs guns, equipment, tanks, society’s support and political direction to fight war. This is what our political leaders don’t understand. And therefore, the crucial necessity to impart 'Professional Military Education' to them.
“The aim of Professional Military Education is not to produce conformists and followers, but to inculcate a systemic push towards analysis. The course content must seek out freshness of thought, ideators, and also denote so in their assessments.”