General Bakshi is understood to have been assured by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that the process was under way to appoint him as India's first tri-service commander, a post that would, at least nominally, place him senior to General Rawat.Ajai Shukla reports. Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi, who has been superseded by General Bipin Rawat as the chief of the army staff (COAS) from the New Year, has announced he will continue in service. Even as General Rawat was ceremonially taking ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'No one needs to lose sleep if a person with better operational credentials supersedes lesser endowed peers,' says Group Captain Murli Menon (retd). Opinion is rife in the Indian media about military leadership and associated issues. The latest issue relates to the supersession by the new army chief, whilst another pertains to the much maligned previous air chief and how he rose to be air chief at all. Military leadership has traditionally got short shrift in our country, unfortunately, for ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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