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Army plans transformative drive to modernise force, make it more versatile

The Army is conducting studies which are expected to be discussed at the Army commanders' conference in October and the resulting plan will be sent to Army chief and defence ministry for clearance

Indian Army in Kashmir
Indian Army in Kashmir

The Indian Army is planning to launch an extensive transformative drive by early 2019 to make the force operationally more versatile as it struggles with zooming revenue expenditure and pension bill, The Times of India (ToI) reported. The Army is expected to discuss the results of four ongoing studies headed by senior Lieutenant Generals at the Army commanders' conference in October. The studies are focussed on force reorganisation and optimisation, cadre review, flattening headquarters and terms of engagement for officer and jawans, the news daily said in its report quoting ...