The initiative was part of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat's mandate to redesign all existing military commands to help them effectively deal with all future security challenges.
It is learnt that the air defence command is likely to based in an area under the IAF's Delhi-headquartered Western Command or its Central Command headquartered in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh.
In one of his first decisions, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Rawat in January issued directions to prepare a roadmap by June 30 to create the Air Defence Command to further enhance security of India's skies.
The move was part of efforts to bringing in tri-services jointness and synergy include setting up of common "logistics support pools" in stations where two or more services have their presence.
In the last few months, Gen Rawat has held a series of meetings with the IAF brass in giving shape to the air defence command.
Gen Rawat took charge as the country's first Chief of Defence Staff on January 1 which was seen as a watershed moment for India's military planning to bring in convergence among the three services.
The newly created department of military affairs (DMA) under Gen Rawat is coordinating implementation of all the futuristic projects including redesigning of existing commands.
The DMA is also working on a proposal to have a peninsula command which is likely to be formed by merging the Indian Navy's eastern and western commands.
As per plan, the tri-services command under a naval commander will have air assets as well as support of the Army, and it will take care of entire responsibility of maritime security challenge in the Indian Ocean Region.
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