Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby Nikhil T » 20 Feb 2020 02:21

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/invincibleidea/status/1230201145148289026 ----> Ministry of Defence to take over South Block at Raisina Hill after creation of Department of Military Affairs. Indian Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force to be shifted out Raisana Hill.


A better article is below. Seems like this is unrelated to the CDS issue and flows from the Central Vista redevelopment project:
https://www.news18.com/news/india/thal- ... 07937.html

What's also amazing is that the new Thal Sena Bhawan will take 5 yrs to build (Google chacha says Pentagon was built in <1.5 yrs) :)

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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby dinesha » 20 Feb 2020 13:47

Neighbours’ mind games: India, Pakistan must initiate dialogue between nuclear experts
Written by Arun Prakash | Updated: February 19, 2020 11:34:01 am
Even as thorny issues of force-modernisation, budget-prioritisation and joint command structures engage the attention of our newly anointed Chief of Defence Staff, he will, sooner than later, in his capacity as the first-ever Military Adviser to the National Command Authority (NCA), have to address India’s nuclear deterrent. When he does so, he might ponder over US strategist Bernard Brodie’s prescription for preventing a nuclear conflict: “Thus far, the chief purpose of our military establishment has been to win wars. From now on its chief purpose must be to avert them.”


https://indianexpress.com/article/opini ... t-6274778/
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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby dinesha » 20 Feb 2020 13:47

Admins and Mods please change the title of the thread to something apt.. please

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Postby Rakesh » 20 Feb 2020 20:18

I am in the process of creating a new thread. Will add some reference articles (like the one by Akshay Kapoor) and others.

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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby Rakesh » 20 Feb 2020 21:31

Mods & Members: Do you want the thread to include the newly formed/merged military commands?

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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby Kanson » 20 Feb 2020 22:03

Maybe better to capture all the reorg happening in one thread. This includes commands I believe. Once these commands become operational, i guess it warrants separate threads to capture their operation activities. JMT.

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Postby Rakesh » 20 Feb 2020 22:08

Good Point. I was thinking of giving the thread a title of ---> Chief of Defence Staff & Military Commands: News & Discussions

If you have a better title choice, kindly advise and I will add that in

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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby Mollick.R » 20 Feb 2020 22:22

A request to gurus & other knowledgeable members here.

If any one can put a basic organisation structure pre CDS era and post CDS+ restructurings era (preferably in Graphical form).

Started making one.
But got confused and didn't proceeded further.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby Rakesh » 20 Feb 2020 22:31

Please continue and post in here. Members can provide corrections. I can add it in the new thread.

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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby Kanson » 20 Feb 2020 22:40

Hope this thread will be preserved. Thx.

Title that could be:

Establishment of CDS & Evolution of New Commands - NEWS
CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring - News & Discussion
CDS & Commands - Rejig & its narrative
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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby Rakesh » 20 Feb 2020 22:50

Absolutely it will be preserved in the archives. No worries there.

Thank you for the thread title suggestions. Will incorporate.

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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby ramana » 20 Feb 2020 23:33

I support 2.

"CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring - News & Discussion"

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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby dinesha » 20 Feb 2020 23:45

My view the title should be something like: “News & views w.r.t DMA, CDS & unified commands - structure, mandates & operationalisation”

JMT

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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby ramana » 21 Feb 2020 01:43

Too long a mission statement.can be in the first post.

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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby ArjunPandit » 21 Feb 2020 01:51

COAS mentioned in an interview today that it would take 3 years..
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-ne ... juFdO.html

commands may not be operationalised by 2022 as the concept is still is in “the ideation stage” and “timelines are important”,

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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

Postby ramana » 21 Feb 2020 04:35

Something I wrote for Bharat Rakshak Monitor in Nov-December 1999


What Next? Way to a Credible Deterrent

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Joint operations

It is essential to integrate the services and the ministry of defense. The Defense Secretary should be in charge of administration and budgetary process etc. In other words a purely administrative capacity. The Chief of Defense staff should be selected and appointed on basis of merit and should be the point of contact for passing on the strike authorization to the strike force command. It is also necessary to ensure that the services operate in a joint manner.

In the Northern and eastern sectors, theater commands combining Army and Air Force units should be set-up. The theater commander can be from Army or Air Force. The headquarters need not be in the same location. This way there is dispersion of command assets. In the southwest and southern sectors there could be tri-service theater commands led by competent officers from any of the services. As a start, a joint theater warfare/command school should be setup in the National Defense College, by combining the existing elements from the different service establishments, which are now scattered all over in isolation.




Please read the article for full knowledge!!!

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Re: Modi Appoints Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): News and Discussions

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