The Indian Army headquarters is once again indulging in its newfangled fancy, a ‘cadre review and restructuring’. It is a process in which the functioning, the numbers and the appointments within the armed forces are periodically evaluated for upgrades or any other changes required.
This has become a familiar exercise owing to its frequency in the last decade or so. Earlier, the armed forces had enhanced some appointments and reviewed the ranks. But this time, it is an internal exercise aimed at reducing the intake of officers and jawans and redoing the existing officers’ hierarchy. This can potentially affect the functioning of the Army as a whole, and lead to a long-term friction within various cadres.