Combat Enhacement of Armed Forces: Shekatkar Committee Appointed

Combat Enhacement of Armed Forces: Shekatkar Committee Appointed The NDA government has appointed a committee of experts to recommend measures to enhance the combat capabilities of the over 13-lakh strong armed forces and "re-balance" the overall defence expenditure in view of the escalating salary and pension bills, reports Rajat Pandit in Times of India on May 21. The 11-member committee led by Lt Gen D B Shekatkar (retd), which includes several other top military officers as well as civilian experts, has been given three months to chalk out an action plan, the report said. Times of India quoted a source to have said "The overall aim is to ensure India's combat capabilities and potential are enhanced, with a better teeth-to-tail combat ratio, within budgetary constraints. The committ...
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