As per Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directions for increasing jointness in the armed forces, the three Services chiefs have reportedly met to discuss the integration of some facilities for training in intelligence gathering and handling military communications and logistics. The recommendations were submitted to the defence ministry by the Lt Gen DB Shekatkar Committee and the MoD has reportedly cleared a large number of these recommendations and sent these to the three services for further implementation.
In this context, the Committee has suggested that there should be joint training schools for the three services where personnel can be trained jointly for better coordination in the future. Besides,there will be the establishment of a Joint Services War College for middlelevel officers even as there are three separate war colleges currently, at Mhow, Secunderabad and Goa, for the Army, Air Force and the Navy respectively.
As for the proposal to appoint a permanent Chairman, Chiefs of Staffs Committee,this too was “moving ahead steadily”while the Committee has also suggested “optimising” non-combat support arms in the army such as the supply corps, ordnance and electrical and mechanical engineers.