The Indian Army will modernize 2,000 military stations and develop them in line with the government’s smart city initiative. 58 military stations have already been identified as part of the pilot project.
“We are looking at developing the military stations as smart cities where all modern amenities will be made available. Developing a state-of-the-art IT network will be a key feature,” said a senior Army official.
The Army will also implement 65 reform measures recommended by the Lieutenant General (retired) D.B. Shekatkar Committee which include the redeployment of nearly 57,000 officers and other ranks to enhance the combat capability of the force, optimization of signals establishments, and closure of military farms and army postal establishments in peace locations, among others. Firstpost reports that these reforms will be implemented by 31 December, 2019.