Top brass of Army deliberates on carrying out reform in Army

NEW DELHI: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat and top commanders held detailed deliberations today on ways to make the force “leaner and meaner” which included carrying out an extensive organisational restructuring and downsizing of the force, official sources said Tuesday.

They said the top brass examined separate reports of two committees on reforming the second largest standing Army in the world.

The sources said the top commanders will have extensive discussions on downsizing the Army as well as on other reform measures at a meeting next month.

There have been indications that the Army may cut over 1,00,000 troops over the next five years as part of restructuring process. The current strength of the force is around 1.3 million personnel.

The commanders also reviewed the modernisation process of the Army and emphasised on the need to equip the force with new platforms and weapons, the sources said. (AGENCIES)