Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday that the armed forces must remain ready to respond to any short-term eventuality, given the volatile situation at India’s borders. Singh’s comments came as he addressed senior Indian Air Force officials on the opening day of the three-day biannual commanders conference.
The remarks come at a time when India and China have hardened their position on the Real Line of Control (LAC) in Ladakh, as well as in the eastern sector, with an increase in military activity on both sides of the border, the infrastructure development, surveillance and combat. maneuvers of their armies. The two countries have been stuck in a border standoff in Ladakh for more than 18 months.
Singh praised the IAF for its high level of preparedness and ability to respond to any short-term situation.
The minister also said that strengthening the articulation was essential and that the joint structures should be developed after carefully considering various options. He said the contributions of all stakeholders would be taken into consideration.
“Explaining the theatricalization, he mentioned that improving articulation is essential and that the structure should evolve after looking closely at various options, and that the contributions of all stakeholders would be taken into consideration,” he said. ‘IAF in a statement.
The IAF commanders will conduct a comprehensive review of India’s security challenges along the borders with China and Pakistan at the conference November 10-12.
Addressing the commanders, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari stressed the need to develop multi-domain capabilities to give a “rapid and appropriate response” to any mishap by India’s adversaries. The air chief also stressed the need for joint training with the army and the navy for a synergistic application of combat power in future conflicts.
The Department of Military Affairs (DMA), headed by Chief of Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, has asked the three services to speed up their ongoing studies on the creation of threat commands, and to submit full reports within six months.
The reporting deadline has been brought forward from September 2022 to April 2022. The current theatricalization model aims to put in place four new integrated commands for the synergy of operations — two land-centric theaters, one defense command air force and a maritime theater command. .