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Army navy on board with new theatres aif force still uncertain

General Bipin Rawat India’s chief of Defence staff has called a meeting of tri services and other stakeholders on Wednesday to understand their concerns over theatre commands and iron out differences before working towards the raising of maritime and air defence commands this year The ministry of defence accepted in principle theatre commands in 2017with Prime minister Narendra Modi handing over the mandate of reorganisation to Gen Rawat. Earlier this month after a presentation defence minister Rajnath Singh asked Gen Gen Rawat to call a meeting of stakeholders and discuss all the issues threadbare before taking the theatre command concept to the Cabinet Committee on Security for final approval. Most countries from the tiny Maldives to the mighty US function on the basis of theatre commands with seamless integration between land sea and air forces for better coordination and response. While China has reorganised its seven military districts into five theatre commands Pakistan has sought the assistance of Beijing to help reorganised its forces under the same military concept.

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