Defence Ministry Defers Military's Demand To Create New Commands

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Defence Ministry Defers Military's Demand To Create New Commands
The cells have carried out some very important war games also related to their domains involving space and cyber assets and their reports were shared with the Prime Minister's Office, the sources revealed. The chiefs of staff committee, which comprises the Army, Navy, and IAF chiefs, had recommended the urgent need for the three new unified commands in 2012. The three services already have their own space and cyber cells as well as different Special Forces in the form of Para-SF battalions (Army), marine commandos (Navy) and Guards (IAF).

The country has only two operational tri-services commands including the strategically- located Andaman and Nicobar command in Port Blair which will now probably have an officer from the Navy as its head permanently. The other tri-services organization is the Strategic Forces Command which looks after the nuclear arsenal including the Agni series missiles for the Nuclear Command Authority - the Prime Minister headed body.

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