By 2022, Indian Military is expected to reorganised under five theatre commands which will be well defined areas of operation and a seamless command structure for synchronised operations.
According to military experts and people familiar with the matter said that the northern command’s remit will start from the Karakoram pass in Ladakh and will continue up to last outpost in Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh. Which will have military mandate of guarding the Line of Actual Control which stretch out for 3,488 Km with China.
Additional and joint secretaries cleared by cabinet will join military affairs soon
Military Affairs will soon have additional and Joint secretaries after being cleared by Cabinet, with the task of reorganisation of the three military services under five theatre commands which has begun with a China specific Northern Command and Pakistan specific Western command will be taken in serious consideration. General Bipin Rawat, India’s Chief of Defence Staff has been provided a mandate by the Modi administration to create theatre commands as other countries like China and the US already have.
Countries like China in US already have Theatre commands and as mandate provided by government India will soon have theatre commands
The Head Quarters of the theatre command could be Lucknow for northern command. The western command remit will be starting from Indira Col on Saltoro Bridge in the Siachen glacier and will stretch out to the tip of Gujrat with most likely its headquarter to be based in Jaipur. The third theatre command will be Peninsular command and the fourth theatre command will be full fledged air defence command and fifth will be a maritime command. Its highly likely that the headquarter of Peninsular command could be Thiruvananthapuram. Currently, the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and the Indian Army work on different communication frequencies and without synergy.