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  • Col Vivek Chadha (Retd) is a Research Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    CDS and Beyond Integration of the Indian Armed Forces

    August 24, 2021

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col. Vivek Chadha’s book ‘CDS and Beyond Integration of the Indian Armed Forces’ has been published by KW Publishers.

    The book undertakes a focussed assessment of the changes that commenced with the appointment of CDS. This includes the role and inter-se co-relation between major stake holders and defence departments.

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    CDS and Beyond Integration of the Indian Armed Forces

    • Publisher: KW Publishers
      2021
    Defence reforms are a challenge for most countries. The lessons from India’s experience suggest that major change has almost always been mandated from the very top. The ongoing structural changes are also being driven by the highest political office in a bid to seek integration, indigenisation and greater effectiveness of the armed forces.

    The ongoing military reforms began with the appointment of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and creation of the Department of Military Affairs. Future changes are likely to include the creation of theatre commands, functional commands, restructuring of Army Headquarters and a number of other associated shifts in conjunction with these big bang reforms.

    It would not be an exaggeration to say that these changes are perhaps the most far-reaching military reforms in India’s post-independence history.

    The book undertakes a focussed assessment of the changes that commenced with the appointment of CDS. This includes the role and inter-se co-relation between major stake holders and defence departments. Keeping in view the need to enhance operational effectiveness, recommendations regarding the chain of command, rank structures and role of service chiefs have been made. The book will also analyse the structure and role of the future Air Defence and Logistics Command.

    • ISBN: 978 819 52 858 4 6 ,
    • Price: ₹. 918/-
    • E-copy available
    2021

    What Should Define Integration of Armed Forces?

    Unless the armed forces and the security establishment take a singular approach to warfighting, which includes evolving a singular concept of warfighting, identifying threats and challenges, and medium and long-term capability development goals, differences that make headlines will continue to recur time and again.

    July 12, 2021

    India executed manoeuvre warfare in 1971. It has answers to China’s LAC misadventures too

    July 31, 2020

    Research Fellow, MP-IDSA, Col. Vivek Chadha’s article on ‘India executed manoeuvre warfare in 1971. It has answers to China’s LAC misadventures too’ has been published in 'The Print' on July 31, 2020.

    Col. Chadha argues that while India should block China along the LAC, pressure can be built in the oceanic region. Block surfaces and hit the gaps, to create collapse of enemy intent, the essence of manoeuvre warfare.

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    In mountains, China’s military prowess has a vertical limit. 1962 is a half truth

    July 27, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col. Vivek Chadha's article titled 'In mountains, China’s military prowess has a vertical limit. 1962 is a half truth', has been published in ‘The Print’ on July 27, 2020.

    Col. Chadha argues in favour of India's strength against China given its experience of fighting in mountains and the challenges an attacker faces. He also highlights past achievements that debunk ‘military strength through numbers’ logic often being quoted these days.

    Galwan Valley’s Tactical Incident Will Have a Strategic Impact

    June 20, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col. Vivek chadha's article on Galwan Valley clash, titled 'Galwan Valley’s Tactical Incident Will Have a Strategic Impact' has been published by News18 on June 20, 2020.

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    Tour of Duty: Explosive Idea or Dud Grenade?

    May 18, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col. Vivek Chadha’s article on the Tour of Duty (ToD) proposal of the Indian Army, titled ‘Tour of Duty: Explosive Idea or Dud Grenade?’ has been published by News18 on May 18, 2020.

    The article offers several suggestions for the proposal to succeed and serve the purpose it is intended to achieve.

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    Reimagining Think Tanks in Times of Pandemic

    It is time that the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic are converted into an opportunity to upgrade and evolve the present method of human interaction prevalent in think tanks across the world.

    May 04, 2020

    COVID-19 and Social Unrest: Meeting the Challenges

    The large scale social and economic disruption caused by COVID-19 has brought to our attention the socio-economic plight of urban migrant workers and the need for a more effective information dissemination.

    April 13, 2020

    Is Lowering Colour Service a Suitable Option?

    The adverse impact of lowering of colour service of soldiers below pensionable service will not only be felt at the structural and functional level but also the psychological level.

    February 14, 2020

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