South Asia and Beyond

Indian Army Order Of Battle: Time For A Rethink

NEW DELHI: As the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh completes seven months, the longest ever, the realisation seems to have dawned on policy makers that China, not Pakistan, is the bigger challenge India faces. But when it comes to Indian Army troop deployment along the China and Pakistan borders, there is a glaring mismatch. In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale details the Army deployment along the frontiers and suggests a possible re-orientation of mindset and forces to meet contemporary challenges.

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