India is all set to form five theater commands by 2022 to further strengthen and coordinate the Indian Army. Theater Command is a joint force of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
The five theater commands will have special commands to focus on issues between China and Pakistan. The Northern Command covers the area from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Kibitu in Arunachal Pradesh. Lucknow is the headquarters of the Northern Command, which shares a border with China. Jaipur will be the headquarters of the Western Command from Indira Gandhi in Siachen to the Gujarat Cape. This command includes areas that share a border with Pakistan. Other military commands include the Peninsular Command, the Air Defense Command, and the Naval Command. It is learned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed Joint Chiefs of Staff Bipin Rawat to form theater commands.