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Army Modifies its War Doctrine

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  1. RPK

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    Army Modifies its War Doctrine | India Defence Online

    The Indian Army is adding a lethal edge to its war doctrine, which aims to deal with fourth-generation warfare, greater strategic tactics and joint operations with the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy. The Army Training Command in Shimla is currently where the new doctrine is being revised.

    During a seminar, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor indicated that the Indian Army has identified five thrust areas that will drive the new doctrine. The first is the preparation needed for the task of conventional wars, with the added eventuality of `a two-front war’ breaking out with China and Pakistan. There is now “a proportionate focus towards the western and north-eastern fronts”, said Gen Kapoor. This is the result of the creation of a new South-Western Army Command in 2005, to add greater strength along the western front. This counters the stark military asymmetry with China in the eastern sector.
    The second area of thrust include the need to optimize India’s capability to counter both military and non-military facets of asymmetric and sub-conventional threats like Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) terrorism, cyber warfare, electronic warfare and information warfare.

    The third aspect of the new war doctrine focuses on the need for armed forces to substantially enhance their strategic reach and out-of-area capabilities to protect India’s geo-political interests, stretching from Persian Gulf to Malacca Strait.

    The fourth aspect of the new doctrine emphasizes on interdependence and operational synergy among the Army, Navy and IAF must become the essence of strategic planning and execution in future wars. General Kapoor added that joint operations, strategic and space-based capability, ballistic missile defence and amphibious, air-borne and air-land operations must be addressed comprehensively to create this synergy.

    The last facet of the doctrine aims to achieve a technological advancement and to bring in information warfare and electronic warfare into the operational plan of the Indian Army.
     
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    Guess we discussed this before. Waiting for few people to call a normal process of army as aggression.
     
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    Posted like a gazillion times man, why can't you folks do some searching before posting.