Gender Equality in Indian Military: Road Ahead!

Backdrop It is said that in progression of society, change is the only constant factor, and everything else is a variable, including the agents for change. The recent decisions of the Honorable Supreme Court (SC) on 17 February and 17 March regarding grant of permanent commission(PC) to Women Officers (WO) are welcome judgements, seen as … Continue reading Gender Equality in Indian Military: Road Ahead!

Indian Model of Theatre Commands: The Road Ahead!

Sharing an analysis of mine on implementation of  Indian model of Theatre Commands published as Strategic Perspective of USI of India . Highlighting Indian strategic compulsions, it endorses Air Defence Command, Defence Space Agency (DSA), Armed Forces Special Operations Division (AFSOD) and recommends up gradation of Defence Cyber Agency (DCA) to “Information Warfare Command”.  The Peninsular Command … Continue reading Indian Model of Theatre Commands: The Road Ahead!

Chief of Defence Staff for India

During Independence Day speech the Prime Minister of India announced that India will have Chief of Defence Staff in its Defence Establishment. In that context I am sharing my views on the subject, in response to the questions by Senior Editor Aditi Prasad of National Daily Hindustan Times. (6 minutes video-clip) by Hindustan Times #ChiefofDefenceStaff #PossibleJointStructures #SBAsthana #AditiPrasad #HindustanTimes https://www.hindustantimes.com/videos/india-news/decoding-pm-modi-s-decision-to-appoint-chief-of-defence-staff/video-IBmT7ZQCRFshLeAli0wliJ.html?fbclid=IwAR26i2izg-yELkZb7EvPWka8iM-FBeKnOo1CKqXwuGwG7tqpKXBdZbVu3ls

Interview with General Asthana: „In the existing circumstances Indian Military can fulfill its roles successfully“ Global Review(Germany)

I am sharing with friends my interview by Global Review, (Germany).   The interviewer is  Ralf Ostener. The Interview has been taken in English,  published in German language. Although I am attaching the URL of publication below, but there could be errors due to language translation twice.   The interview covers a wide canvas from Indian aspiration, its Military capabilities, … Continue reading Interview with General Asthana: „In the existing circumstances Indian Military can fulfill its roles successfully“ Global Review(Germany)

Does Indian Military requires Apex Level Restructuring and Integrated Theatre Commands like US and PLA?

    A fresh wave of speculations and discussions has triggered recently about Integrated Theatre Commands in India, when some media sources broke the news of notifications wherein an officer of one Service can exercise direct command over personnel of other two Services. The subject is an old debate which reignited after China created Integrated … Continue reading Does Indian Military requires Apex Level Restructuring and Integrated Theatre Commands like US and PLA?