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Air Force veterans critical of CDS

Tensions escalated between armed forces over the creation of four new integrated theatre commands on Friday, with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat saying that the Indian Air Force is like “a supporting arm” akin to artillery or engineers in the Army. Tensions escalated between armed forces over the creation of four new integrated theatre commands on Friday, with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat saying that the Indian Air Force is like “a supporting arm” akin to artillery or engineers in the Army. Referring to the row over the statement former Deputy Army Chief Lieutenant General Raj Kadyan said, “The creation of theatre commands in the Indian defence forces has led to a very unfortunate and a very unsavoury controversy. There is a very famous saying by a field marshal in World War 2 that ‘The only thing more difficult is…