Army Commanders Conference: Security Challenges in Indian Neighbourhood Discussed

Indian Army

New Delhi: Geopolitical and “security challenges” in India’s neighbourhood was discussed by the Army’s apex leadership in the presence of its top commanders during a conference here, sources said. The discussions were held at Manekshaw Centre as part of the Army Commanders‘ Conference, the first for the current year.

The Army chief, Army vice chief and all Army commanders attended the brainstorming sessions as part of the conference, sources said.

The Army Commanders’ Conference is being organised in a hybrid mode. The conference was held in virtual mode on March 28 and in physical mode from April 1-2.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will address the army commanders conference April two during which the senior military leadership will also assess the overall security situation, the Defence Ministry had said in a statement on March 27.

The conference, with its wide scope, ensures the Indian Army remains progressive, forward-looking, adaptive and future-ready, it said. It serves as a “pivotal forum for apex leadership of the Indian Army to brainstorm conceptual issues, review and assess the overall security situation”. It will lay down key priorities facilitating important policy decisions to chart the course for future direction, officials had said.

The Army’s top leadership will engage in intensive brainstorming sessions which is to enable enhancing operational effectiveness, the importance of fostering a culture of innovation and adaptability and investing in training and development programmes to ensure readiness for future challenges, the statement had said.