We have to take initial steps . “Forward planning” must become our defence analysts “ military culture”. Let us not pick up weapons from the “ Arms Shelves” of the world and fit them into our war machine but dictate our needs and accordingly orientate.
Integrated theatre commands are a necessity, to harness the potential of a military and ensure aggressive dominance. In the bargain accrue protection of sensitivities. In the age of modern technology, war cannot be cast into a singular dimension of application.
The ongoing standoff with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has once again brought the focus on the need for ‘Theatre Commands’ in order to ensure seamless ‘Tri-service cohesion’ and ‘coordination’ in the event of hostilities. Experts weigh in the 'pros' and 'cons' of said proposal.
"Advisors in the Prime Ministers Office on military affairs are intellectual pygmies, whose expertise lies in copying/aping from others without going into the nitty gritty of the issues at macro level."