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Army drafting new war doctrine

March 04, 2004 21:13 IST
Last Updated: March 04, 2004 21:14 IST

With the warfare scenario undergoing dramatic changes, the Indian Army is drafting a new war doctrine, which may be adopted soon, Army Chief Gen N C Vij said in Delhi on Thursday.

"A rough draft has been evolved and would be finalised soon after it is circulated within the service and incorporates suggestions from defence think tanks," he said while inaugurating a two-day seminar on 'Army 2020: Shape and Size and Structure and General Doctrine for Emerging Challenges'.

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For the first time in recent years, all three service chiefs shared the podium and took the opportunity to call for forging greater coordination among Army, Air Force and Navy saying all future wars would demand extraordinary synergy the three divisions.

The chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee and Naval Chief Admiral Madhvendra Singh said Indian armed forces would have to fine tune tactics of precision standoff attacks. Along with the current modernisation drive in the armed forces, care has to be taken to change the attitude of the men who manned the machines.

"We have to go in for drastic changes in the attitude of men in uniform to develop among them leadership qualities and means to imbibe futuristic technology," he said.

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