As per a recent news report, the Chief has ordered a study to look at increasing the availability of officers in units. With shortage of officers reaching alarming levels of almost one fifth of the sanctioned strength, the concern and urgency is understandable. Rising cases of discord, assault and affray in units are disturbing manifestations
Shortage of officers
People are leaving – whether it’s the US Army or Indian – they are finding greener pastures. Is this a new phenomenon? Not according to Norman Dixon.
Some facets other than modernisation that are vie for urgent attention of the new army chief.