Integration of Command HQs of the three Services needs a little thought, good foresight and a graduated creation. While it forms a part of the charter of the CDS, it is a dichotomy, because he must keep in mind that Command HQs, being the controlling source of all operational execution, does not allow him to step into this domain. Treading on the toes of the Chiefs, attempting to enforce his mandate, could result in the creation of an undesirable organisation without the desired effectiveness and all because they had to “lump it”.
Author: Air Marshal Sumit Mukerji PVSM, SC, VSM (RETD)
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