Formation of Integrated Battle Groups will take more time in the absence of a unified command chief like a CDS
The differences between the three forces and the death of Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash in December last year have prolonged the theaterisation exercise.
The delay in the appointment of CDS appears to show that the government has no succession plan or proper personal planning, RJD leader A D Singh said.
The Latur-based Dr. Harivanshrai Bachchan Prabodhan Pratishthan (HBPP) has been granted permission by the Pauri Garhwal district authorities to carry out development activities in Saina village.
The old practice entailed that the senior-most officer among the three services was taking over as the Chairman, CoSC.
Whether or not the talent pool to pick his successor would include retired officers is not clear, though the global trend is to promote a serving chief to the high office, a senior officer said.
General Rawat, 63, his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 other defence personnel were killed when a Mi17V5 helicopter carrying them crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.
A Mi-17V5 helicopter carrying Gen Rawat, his wife and 11 other defence personnel crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.
General Rawat, his wife, and 11 other defence personnel were killed when an Mi17V5 helicopter carrying them crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on December 8.
The mortal remains will be kept at the mortuary of the Army Base Hospital till the identities are established.
Chopper mishap: Black Box retrieved as IAF chief reaches spot; Rajnath to address Parliament shortly
The black box would provide crucial data on the chain of events leading to the tragedy on the hills on Wednesday when CDS Bipin Rawat, the country's first CDS, his wife and 11 others were killed.
The accident has shaken the Department of Defence Studies at Chaudhary Charan Singh University in Meerut, where General Bipin Rawat completed his research on ‘Role of Media in Armed Forces’.
The position of CDS, created on 31 December, 2019, is critical and is vested with a whole lot of powers influencing procurement and modernization, promotions, and postings.
Manufactured by Russian Helicopters' subsidiary Kazan, the Mi17V5 has onboard weather radar, latest night vision devices and the PKV-8 autopilot system with a maximum take-off weight of 13,000 kg.
Country's national security 'unpardonably compromised': Rahul Gandhi slams Centre for China strategy
The former Congress chief cited a news report where the External Affairs Ministry and the Chief of Defence Staff had a different take on the China border issue.