South Asia and Beyond

How India Is Going About Higher Defence Reforms

NEW DELHI: Two months ago, the Indian government announced its intent of carrying out the much-anticipated reforms in Defence by naming a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and creating a Department of Military Affairs (DMA). Both have their tasks cut out and clear timelines has been set. The idea is to eliminate duplication and red tape, optimise defence resources and improve the battle readiness of the country’s armed forces by promoting greater synergy among the various arms. How is former Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, who took over as the first CDS, and the newly formed department going about the jobs assigned to them? StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale explains in this edition of ‘Simply Nitin’.

Nitin A. Gokhale

Film buff. Sports enthusiast. Keen observer of life. Writes for a living; analyses defence and foreign policy as a professional. 37 years in journalism: from print to broadcast and from web to social media, have had the opportunity to dabble across mediums. Love to experiment with startups. That’s me, Nitin Anant Gokhale.


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