Army proposes three-year-tour of duty for citizens

News:The Indian Army is considering a model called the “Tour of Duty” Scheme. Facts: Tour of Duty Scheme: It is a proposed voluntary service to allow civilians of the country to join the Indian Army for three years and serve as both officers or jawan in the army. Currently, the only option apart from regular… Continue reading Army proposes three-year-tour of duty for citizens

Army may trim 27,000 from non-core units

Recently,the army has planned to reduce its manpower by about 27,000 soldiers as well as restructure them for better efficiency and effectiveness. This proposed reduction is part of the larger reforms to transform the Army into a lean, mean, rapidly-deployable and operationally versatile force  The army has planned to reduce the manpower by around 1.5… Continue reading Army may trim 27,000 from non-core units

Army’s first Integrated Battle Groups to be structured by end of next month

According to a report,Integrated Battle Groups(IBGs) which the Army plans to create as part of overall force transformation is close to implementation. Integrated Battle Groups(IBGs) are brigade-sized, agile, self-sufficient combat formations which can swiftly launch strikes against adversary in case of hostilities. Each IBG would be tailor-made based on Threat, Terrain and Task and resources… Continue reading Army’s first Integrated Battle Groups to be structured by end of next month

Revamp of Army Headquarters to get under way by the end of July

The Defence Ministry has approved the proposal to restructure the Army Headquarters. The aim of the restructuring of army headquarters is (a)to enhance the operational and functional efficiency (b)optimise budget expenditure (c)facilitate force modernisation and (d)address aspirations. The army has decided to create a new Deputy Chief (Sustenance) who is going to look after all… Continue reading Revamp of Army Headquarters to get under way by the end of July

Army to build tunnels to store ammunition

Indian Army has decided to construct underground tunnels for storage of ammunition along the border with China and Pakistan.These tunnels will be constructed with the help of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd (NHPC),a public sector undertaking. The tunnels will be built in high altitude areas in the Northern and Eastern borders.Initially,four pilot projects would be… Continue reading Army to build tunnels to store ammunition

In a first, India to post women as defence attaches abroad

India has decided to send its first batch of women officers as defence attaches to overseas missions.The government has asked the three Services to identify women officers who are qualified to take up these assignments.These officers are expected to be posted to missions in America and Europe. A defence attaché(DA) is a member of the… Continue reading In a first, India to post women as defence attaches abroad