4 min read.Updated: 15 Aug 2021, 09:26 PM ISTNitin Pai
The country’s defence establishment must not squander its rare opportunity to leapfrog our armed forces into the future
Without doubt, the Narendra Modi government’s 2019 decision to appoint a chief of defence staff (CDS) and assign to him the task of restructuring India’s armed forces into integrated theatre commands is the most significant defence reform in decades. Following the recent controversy over its implementation, it would be unfortunate if the New Delhi establishment squanders such a bold political mandate due to short-sightedness, inter-service prejudices and foggy thinking.
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