Recent cases of mutinous behaviour by troops, including increasing incidences of assault on their own officers, have caused much comment in the media and within the circle of observers of military affairs. Much has been written about the possible causes. Growing chasm between officers and troops, caused by a shortage of officers, has been pegged
Some facets other than modernisation that are vie for urgent attention of the new army chief.
Shortage of officers in the Indian army needs innovative and drastic solutions – one such is suggested.