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It is high time that a Permanent Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC)/Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is established as first among equals to provide single point military advice to the political leadership and to prioritise the entire capability build-up plan for the three Services apart from other duties in his charter
General Bipin Rawat took over as the new Chief of the Army Staff on January 1, 2017.
The Sino-Indian War of 1962 and the national humiliation was the result of the policy of appeasement of the Chinese and the bias against the military.
Militancy is generally associated with politico-socio-economic problems but in the case of J&K, the Pakistan factor (now fully backed by China) outweighs all other factors
The military-people relationship in most liberal democracies reflects a commitment in the former and pride, faith and trust in the latter, for each other