By Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM
05 Oct , 2016
During a TV discussions about the new Modi Doctrine for the Armed Forces, for operations across the Line of Control, on 02 Oct, the major points mentioned were,
• No more ‘pacifism’.
• Make Pak Army pay.
• Make Indian Army Officers accountable.
• ‘0 Infiltration’ Plan.
• Armed Forces Upgrade
One Professor also wrote an article in the Sunday Guardian, on 02 0ct, ‘PM Modi scripts an Army Reset’.
This time, by openly declaring it and launching a coordinated heavy strike against terrorist camps, the discourse and ground rules have been redefined.
The main issues raised by the Professor are,
Greater accountability at highest levels of military echelons, including punishment.
Goes for character assassination of the Uri Brigade Commander, as being more into Golf, than operations.
Modi not pacifist like his predecessors.
Make Pak GHQ pay more.
Avoid cover-ups like during Kargil War.
Poor capital-revenue ratio, and delayed procurements during Manmohan Regime, leading to very low levels of War Wastage Reserves.
Top Army brass have resisted greater accountability.
Accepts that, ‘Babus’ delayed procurement.