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After CDS, Army to have Deputy Chief for Strategy too!

By IndianMandarins- 14 Jan 2020


After the government appointing CDS, the 13 lakh-strong Indian Army will have a new crucial post of Deputy Chief (Strategy) as decks have been cleared for creation of this post. As an attempt to overall restructuring and flattening of the Army headquarters, the entire Rashtriya Rifles directorate will be shifted from New Delhi to the Northern Command in Kashmir.

The need for the new Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Strategy) post was acutely felt during the 73-day troop confrontation between India and China at Doklam the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction in June-August 2017, which saw the two rival armies move additional infantry battalions, tanks, artillery and missile units towards the border.

The DCOAS (S) will have the directors-general of military operations (DGMO), military intelligence (DGMI), operational logistics (DGOL), perspective planning (DGPP) and information warfare (DGIW) under him at the Army HQs.

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