Government working on the formation of Integrated Theatre Command

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  • October 23, 2020
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Government working on the formation of Integrated Theatre Command

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence; Security 

In news

  • The government is working on the formation of integrated theatre commands after the appointment of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

Key takeaways 

  • An integrated theatre command envisions a unified command of the three Services, under a single commander, for geographical theatres (areas) that are of strategic and security concern.
  • Such a commander will be able to bear all resources at his disposal with greater efficiency.
  • The commander will not be answerable to individual Services.
  • Integration of the three forces will also avoid duplication of resources. 
  • The integration will strengthen cohesion in the defence establishment.

Do you know? 

  • The Shekatkar committee has recommended the creation of 3 integrated theatre commands — northern for the China border, western for the Pakistan border, and southern for the maritime role.

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