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Government approves Deputy Chief of Strategy post

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  • December 5, 2020
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Government approves Deputy Chief of Strategy post

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

In news

  • A major restructure at the Army Headquarters has finally been approved by the government. 

Key takeaways

  • The government has given its nod to create the position of a third Deputy Chief of Army.
  • He will act as a “single-point advice” person to the Vice Chief of Army on operational issues.
  • He will head operations, intelligence, perspective and information warfare. 
  • The Directorate General of Military Operations and the Directorate General of Military Intelligence, both headed by Lieutenant General-rank officers, will be under him. 
  • Two new offices, for Perspective Planning and Strategic Communications, which will also be headed by director generals of Lt Gen-rank, will also come under the new Deputy Chief.
  • The changes will start rolling out immediately.
  • Current DGMO Lt Gen Paramjit Singh is likely to be appointed the first Deputy Chief (Strategy). 

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