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Army Commanders' Conference : All future conflicts to be executed by all 3 services

Amidst simmering tension between India and Pakistan, the three services including Army, Air Force and Navy will plan and execute all future conflicts jointly.

The decision has been taken at the ongoing Indian Army Commanders Conference which is being held here, starting April 8, where Indian Air Force Chief ACM BS Dhanoa and Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba were also present.

For developing deeper understanding and enhancing jointness, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa addressed Army Commanders and Staff wherein he conveyed vision and high credibility of IAF missions and ideas for synergized application.

Admiral Lanba has also addressed the Army Commanders and focused on jointness and challenges in maritime domain.
At the conference, the commanders have comprehensively deliberated all aspects of extant security dynamics, emerging security scenarios, enhancing operational capability in near and long term and enhancement of combat edge over potential adversaries.

It has been emphasized in the Conference that Indian Army is committed to peaceful security environment and shall holistically address emerging threats, challenges & ensure no room for terror. Reviews during the Conference included readiness, tri-services synergy, military diplomacy, joint exercises that have created capacity & environment and supporting operational plans that have evolved. Defence cooperation has facilitated new vistas and these shall provide excellent opportunities for enhancing strategic engagements, an Indian Army spokesperson said.

The sessions of Commands was followed by Principal Staff Officers providing update on contemporary issues. To mitigate the cyber threats, management and streamlining of communication and data security, were emphasized. Live issues pertaining to administration and human resources development were deliberated in detail.

Additionally, to promote indigenization through ‘Make in India’, an exhibition of emerging and future defence technological innovations was held.

A total of 53 domestic companies participated in this event. This interaction of industry representatives with the senior leadership of the Army facilitated in obtaining a direct feedback regarding product development and enhancement keeping in view the requirements of Army.

With a focus on the welfare of the families of brave soldiers who made supreme sacrifice in the services of the Nation, Year 2019 has been declared as the year of ‘Next of Kin’.

The deliberations in Army Commanders’ Conference validated the current course set by the military hierarchy, as merited by the dynamics of emerging security and operational events.

Among the issues which deliberated include optimum force readiness to be ensured, re-prioritizing the existing requirements to ensure that the resources allocated for force modernization and capacity building be ensured by optimizing allotted budget, increase the content of indegenization in force modernization and the state of existing infrastructure along Northern Borders and it has been decided to pursue these projects on higher priority. Ensure speedy move and all weather connectivity to Northern Borders are the focus areas.

Besides, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat emphasized on the need to enhance technological threshold of all ranks so as to imbibe state of art technology and exploit the same.

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