Raghu Raman, former CEO of the Indian National Intelligence Grid, delivers a riveting talk on how the Indian Armed Forces actually work. Here’s the takeaway from this video:
1. Commander’s Intent
Everyone in the team should know the Commander’s Intent. (CI). CI is a high-level crisp summary of the main objective of the mission. E.g. “Capture enemy base by 6PM” is a CI. Even if your planned moves fail, every soldier knows exactly “what” to do. The “how to do” is then improvisation.