IAF Mi-17V5 Crashed Near Coonoor (Tamil Nadu)-CDS Onboard

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Is it possible in India to appoint again a retired personnel?
As a CDS, technically yes. CDS doesn't have any active military command under him/her. But there are a lot of other factors that go in- Forces have a conventional mindset and stuff like rank and file matter a lot.
 

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Navy Chief took responsibility during 2012-13 Navy mishap incident relating to INS Sindhurakshak and stepped down.

Just thinking, this is a heavy blot on IAF, crashing a VVIP flight that too, due to human error requires a scapegoat to take the bullet. I agree CAS should not, he was just recently appointed and has no responsibility in this.

Navy chief also shouldn't have stepped down for that incident. Most likely pathetic Antony forced him to put his papers in. The Chiefs can't be stepping down everytime something goes wrong. A Chief doesn't only run the service, but prepares and moulds the service during his tenure. A sudden step down by Chief would hinder more than help in such long term goals.
 

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Kadi ninda is much better than his predecessor in the chair. Do you want Nirmala Tai running defence once again? Unless you want to introduce a gender neutral washroom in forces, you better stick with Kadi Ninda. Fact is, he has been doing understated but stellar work as DM. Of course he can't be equated with legend like Parrikar.
I am sorry to say but this is defeatist mindset. Bar has been set by Manohar Parrikar ji and Rajnath Singh has fallen short by miles.
 

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Russian tech has become obselete especially their engine not reliable. This platform is not the ideal one for VVIP transport. However need to wait until the full reports are out
Sir as far as jet engine Yes. However their turboshaft engine vk2500 is good and has proven in indian environment.

The problem is with combat management systems and avionics.

Even rd 33mk only recently got fadec.
 

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The Defence reforms initiated by General Bipin Rawat would give us a decisive strategic advantage in the upcoming decade. Although many people would disagree with his views that Theatre Based Command should be held by Army personnel rather than Airforce or Navy personnel.

It is our Bad luck that too many good leaders have short lives span, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Subhash Chandra Bose, Kamaraj ( Former Tamilnadu CM). Jayalalitha ( Former Tamilnadu CM), Manohar Parrikar, Arun Jaitley, Pramod Mahajan, Gopinath Munde.
 

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IAF did not oppose theatre command, they objected to be treated as a side-branch of armed forces.
IAF and Indian Navy were worried about Army domination once the position of CDS is created. To negate such fears, CDS Post must be rotated between Three Services. Unlike Pakistan where an Lieutenant General is appointed to the post of CJOSC.
 

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Show must not stop . New CDS needs to be appointed ASAP ..That would also BIRA wanted ..
Don't lose hope ..We are big and strong nation and have came through way more difficult moment ..This wouldn't cut even in top 10

Bira was a soldier and died like one ..Lucky are one who don't retire from Armed forces ..
 

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