Retired general of India: Indian Army command system obsolete
data for: Indian army in the 2009 parade to show” Agni “missile. Wang Ye, the newspaper reporter/photo
Japanese Foreign Scholar magazine Web site April 28 article in question: India needs a Joint Chiefs of Staff (of retired 准将泽尔士 Adrian Guevara )
India is investing billions of dollars to buy weapons and equipment. However, if a coherent organizational system, the Indian army will never become an efficient functioning of the war machine. India is an ambitious superpower, and is one of the world’s largest arms-importing countries. But this month, the Army Chief of Staff V K Singh, exposure of corruption in defense procurement process, the military activities near New Delhi, rumors caused an uproar. There are indications that India seems to be neither ready for effective use of imported military equipment, there is no proper command of its troops.
parties has been intense debate the core issue is whether India should have a unified command system. In this system, the commander of the Army, Navy and Air Force to coordinate their actions, and achieve mutual benefit. However, the discussion on this issue than it is now more enthusiastic.
our strategic vision and become the superpower’s ambition in the armed forces can be seen — the Air Force is preparing to enter into the history of one of the largest weapons procurement contracts, and plan to buy a medium-sized multi-role fighter; The Navy is developing deep-sea combat capability far beyond coastal defense areas; the Army is training two shock troops, the purpose is to enable them to launch offensive operations in Tibet, and can play a role in the war with China. However, we still do not have one can play a strong combat effectiveness, coordinated the army and the necessary organizational system, the force to expel the foreign invaders, or to put troops overseas.
the reasons for which there are many, but the biggest problem is the antiquated system of defense agencies, our armed forces around the system organization. Such a system is evolved from the need to meet the colonial regime, the colonial regime’s main task is to quell the rebellion of the natives, rather than the expulsion of external aggressors. This architecture needs to be reorganized and updated, the quickest way is to set up a Defense Joint Chiefs of Staff, to coordinate operations and equipment purchases.
in the war, whether at the critical moment to maximize the operational capability to determine the outcome of the war. However, the maximum operational capability not just put the number of troops. Today, the three armed services independently, even if there is any coordinated actions are carried out by chance. Examples of this include the 1962 conflict with China and Pakistan on the Kargil invasion in 1999. These two conflicts, the Indian Air Force refused to deployed air force, to the detriment of the combat efforts in India.
India whether in peacetime or combat period, do not follow a unified command system, so each armed forces as they think the right way to combat.
India, another problem is the supreme body of the representatives of the Chiefs of Staff Committee of the armed forces do not have the ability to execute, but rather a committee. The consequences of the command system led by the Committee is, the commander of the army or on the battlefield (usually the Army) is recommended by the Air Force officials, “” suitable for sending air power in action. If the Air Force decided not to send the aircraft into battle, the command of the battlefield have no choice, the only bite the bullet and washed up in case there is no air support, often end up to pay the huge casualties price.
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