Indian Army to have Strategic Command
The Indian Army is planning the biggest transformation and the restructuring will commence from April.
The proposals of radical revamp include setting up of a Strategic Command comprising of Army’s offensive capabilities under which the three Strike Corps would be brought together. The Army plans to abandon many existing administrative structures and trimming down of headquarters at all levels.
The proposals are part of a transformation study done by a team headed by Army chief Gen V K Singh. The Union Defence Ministry has approved the proposed reforms and has given the go ahead to the Indian Army.
The last restructuring was in the 1980s, which resulted in the Army’s mechanization in a major way.