India to set up separate theatre command for J&K: CDS
Delhi, Feb 17: India is looking at setting up a separate theatre command for
Jammu and Kashmir, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said on Monday.
air defence command is to be rolled out by the beginning of next year and the
Peninsula command by the end of 2021, Gen Rawat told a select group of
Indian Air Force will helm the air defence command and all-long range missiles as
well as air defence assets will come under it, he said.
is looking at setting up a separate theatre command for Jammu and
Kashmir,” Gen Rawat said.
theatre command is an organisational structure designed to control all military
assets in a theatre of war to achieve military effects. A joint command is
called a ‘theatre command’ in military parlance (of army, air force and navy).
It places the resources of all forces at the command of a senior military
Navy’s Eastern and Western commands will be integrated into the Peninsula
command, he said.
will also have a separate training and doctrinal command and logistics command,
also favoured a policy of staggered procurement of big ticket purchases,
including acquisition of 114 fighter jets.
Navy’s demand for a third aircraft carrier will be considered after assessing
performance of indigenously-built aircraft carrier, he said.
Rawat also said that submarines are a priority over aircraft carrier for the Navy.
is also looking at overseas bases for logistics, he added.