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Re: Kargil

[Topics under debate]: GOOD GOVERNANCE
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Indranil DasGupta wrote:

> 1. The policy of successive governments, beginning with Nehru to
>    weaken command and control structures by disallowing the formation
>    of a Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) command structure as is the case
> in the U.S. and other countries serious about their defence.
> Ostensibly done to strengthen civilian control over the military, it
> only succeeded in preventing effective coordination in times of
> crisis, as being witnessed in Kargil.

I don't think this is accurate.

I recall the use of the term 'unified command' during the '71 war
used to describe a single point of command and coordination-
similar in purpose to the us jcs.

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