Bipin Rawat's big statement will be five theater commands by 2022 in India. Indian Army | ZNDM NEWS |

Chief Defense Chairman (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said on Monday that India would have two to five theater commands to deal with future security challenges on the western and northern borders and the first such command would come into effect by 2022. The CDS said that a special theater command would handle the security challenges in Jammu and Kashmir.

Chief Defense Chairman (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said on Monday that India would have two to five theater commands to deal with future security challenges on the western and northern borders and the first such command would come into effect by 2022. The CDS said that a special theater command would handle the security challenges in Jammu and Kashmir. He said, 'Our plan is to build a peninsula command with the eastern and western command of the Navy. The command area is planned to start from Sir Creek in the west and Sunderbans in the east. '
CDS General Bipin Rawat said, 'We may have a separate Jammu and Kashmir theater but a decision on its size will be taken later. They are also working on separate joint command for logistics and training. Referring to the Submarine as his priority, he said, "Priority is Submarine compared to aircraft carrier for Navy".
He indicated that there would be a peninsula command of India in the southern part of the country which would include the existing Eastern Navy and Eastern Navy command centers. Apart from this, Jammu will become a separate command center for Kashmir. He told that it will stretch from Sir Creek in the Arabian Sea to the Sundarbans in the Bay of Bengal. He further said that the Air Defense Command would be launched early next year and the peninsula command by the end of 2021. He further said that the Indian Air Force would come under the Indian Air Defense Command. All long-range missiles and air defense assets will be under it.
He mentioned the policy of orderly procurement of large deals, including 114 fighter jets, and said, "The Navy's demand for a third aircraft carrier will also be considered after assessing the performance of indigenously built aircraft carriers." He further stated that the number of theater commands can range from two to five.
 A Central Integrated Command has not yet been established in India. There are a total of 19 commands in India. Of these, there are 7 of the Army, 7 of the Air Force and three of the Navy and two of the Tri-Service Command. The idea of ​​integrating the command of the three armies to form a joint theater command is being considered. The combined theater command would consist of the three armies and their logistic.