Dec. 5, 2020

A Major restructure at the Army Headquarters has finally been approved by the government.


  • In an order issued on December 2, the government has given its nod to create the position of a third Deputy Chief of Army, who will act as a “single-point advice” person to the Vice Chief of Army on operational issues.

  • The new Deputy Chief (Strategy) will head operations, intelligence, perspective and information warfare.

  • The Directorate General of Military Operations and the Directorate General of Military Intelligence, both headed by Lieutenant General-rank officers, will be under him. Two new offices, for Perspective Planning and Strategic Communications, which will also be headed by director generals of Lt Gen-rank, will also come under the new Deputy Chief.

  • Current DGMO Lt Gen Paramjit Singh is likely to be appointed the first Deputy Chief (Strategy).