Tri-service Commands – Must Get Them Right
SP's MAI|February 16-28, 2017

This talk of creating Tri-Service Commands and a single-point military advisor too indicates that may be by design or lack of understanding

P.C.Katoch(RETD)

After a lapse of over a year, news is media is again talk-ing of Tri-Service Commands and other measures like appointing a single-point military advisor, without elaborating about the latter whether it will be a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) or a permanent chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC). What powers the CDS/COSC is to have also remains vague. These types of rumours, which are actually games being played with India’s national security.

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