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Combined Commanders Conference This Week, PM Modi to Address Senior Commanders

Indian Army

New Delhi: The senior commanders of the three forces will be meeting  at the three-day (March 30- April 1) Combined Commanders Conference (CCC) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the senior commanders of the three armed forces – Army, Navy and Air Force. The Combined Commanders Conference will commence later this week at the 21 Strike Corps headquarters located in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Several issues including the long pending integration of services, and influence of new and emerging technologies over future wars and also how prepared are the forces to deal with the emerging geopolitical threats will be deliberated upon by the senior commanders of the three forces. The Combined Commanders Conference (CCC) serves as a main platform for the interaction of the top political leadership with the military brass.

During his interaction at the CCC PM Modi is likely to review the progress made so far in the integration of the forces, joint operations, as well as most importantly the progress on setting up the theatre command, according to sources. It may be noted that the Modi government had set a timeline to address critical issues that were “holding back” jointness and the integration of the forces. Unfortunately the three year deadline has not been met due to the untimely death of Gen Rawat in a helicopter accident.