The Army, Air Force, and Navy have created new detailed processes, called
Parallel Warfare, for joint operations coordinated in strategy and tactics
specifying possible formations, squadrons, and fleet movements to meet
political and military objectives.
The driving force seems to be rapidly evolving security conditions to
accommodate terrorism, nuclear neighbors, and possible short or intense wars.
Releasing the 25 page doctrine, Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee said this key
requirement of coordinated response to threats is a revolutionary step and
Ministry sources say that joint operational plans will be created at the
command level detailing protocol, responses, operation directives, etc.
In the past, the Army drew up responses to threats and then request the Air
Force and Navy’s help to reach specific objectives. Since future conflicts are
expected to last not more than 12 to 14 days, the time constraint and lack of
space perforce require optimum synergy among the three services at the
operational and command level for joint and joint planning and execution of
operations, selection of targets and identification of threshold levels,
including nuclear capabilities.