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India Looking To Set Up Separate Theatre Command For J&K: CDS Rawat

New Delhi:  India is establishing a separate theatre command for Jammu and Kashmir, Chief of Defence Employees (CDS) Common Bipin Rawat stated on Monday.

The air defence command is to be rolled out by the start of subsequent yr and the Peninsula command by the top of 2021, Gen Rawat instructed a choose group of journalists.

The Indian Air Drive will helm the air defence command and all-long vary missiles, in addition to air defence belongings, will come below it, he stated.

“India is looking at setting up a separate theatre command for Jammu and Kashmir,” Gen Rawat stated.

Indian Navy’s Jap and Western instructions will probably be built-in into the Peninsula command, he stated.

India may even have a separate coaching and doctrinal command and logistics command, he stated.

He additionally favoured a coverage of staggering procurement of big-ticket purchases, together with the acquisition of 114 fighter jets.

The Navy’s demand for a 3rd plane service will probably be thought of after assessing the efficiency of indigenously-built plane service, he stated.

Gen Rawat additionally stated that submarines are a precedence over plane service for the Navy.

India can be abroad bases for logistics, he added.

(PTI)

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