After becoming the first Chief of Defence of the country i.e. CDS, on December 31st the first step of General Bipin Rawat is to increase India’s strength in the air. India’s first integrated tri-services command will be formed by June. Government sources told the news agency that the first command to be formed under the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) would be linked to air defence. Which will give security to the country in the event of air attack. The head of this Air Defence Command will be an officer of the rank of Air Marshal. This command will also integrate all the weapons and equipment associated with the air defence of the three wings.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) has started talks with Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane and Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on the structure of Air Defence Command and how its machinery will be used. Indian Army and Indian Air Force are in talks for the integration of air defence related weapons and machinery. Based on this, it will be deployed in the border areas adjoining Pakistan. Balakot attack and learning from surgical strikes are also being taken care of in the formation of Air Defence Command. So that such challenges can be better faced in future.
New posts will not be created for command
Since the formation of the CDS, the work of reorganization in Indian forces has intensified. The DMA is entrusted with the responsibility of forming the theater command with the joint military. Apart from this, work is also underway on the construction of the Joint Peninsula command and the Logistics Command. However, sources in the Ministry of Defence have made it clear that a separate general rank post will not be created for this. The newly formed command will be commanded by lieutenant general-rank officers of the three armies.
Right Now India have two tri-services commands
The Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), which is headed by the chiefs of the three services in rotation is a theatre command. Created in 2001 and the other one is The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) was established in 2006 and is a functional tri-services command.
Structure of all commands Right now:
There are total 17 commands in Indian Defence force i.e Army, Navy & Air force. Army and Air Force have seven commands each, while the Navy has three commands.All these commands report to their respective wings, and are headed by three-star officers.