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Biting the Tail

Biting the Tail

Based on the Defence Minister’s directions to cut down on flab in a bid to reduce the salary bill and utilize the savings towards modernization, the Army HQs has ordered a study to reduce the ‘teeth to tail’ ratio. This means reducing the logistics elements (‘tail’) in proportion to the combat elements (‘teeth’) amongst the overall population of the uniformed force. It is undoubtedly a good idea. However, it’s also true that there have been … Read entire article »

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A Study in Futility?

A Study in Futility?

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 of this shortage. The handful of officers available in a unit at any given time are unable to maintain the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blogitorial, COAS, Equipment, Military, Reforms, Shortage of officers