Army Commanders to brainstorm conceptual issues; review, assess security situation

New Delhi, Mar 27 (UNI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will address and interact with senior military leadership, setting key priorities for future security strategy, at the Army Commanders’ Conference here on April 2, the Defence Ministry statement said on Wednesday.

The first Army Commanders’ Conference of 2024 will be organised in hybrid mode, with the conference in virtual mode scheduled on Thursday and thereafter in physical mode on April 1 and 2, an official statement said.

The conference serves as a pivotal forum for the apex leadership of the Indian Army to brainstorm conceptual issues, review, and assess the overall security situation. It will lay down key priorities, facilitate important policy decisions, and chart the course for future direction.

The conference will be chaired by the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Manoj Pande, with Army Commanders’ participating in virtual mode from their respective command headquarters.

The deliberation will focus on critical agendas impacting the field army and veterans’ welfare. The conference will also feature talks by distinguished subject-matter experts on the evolving geopolitical landscape and its ramifications for national security.

During the conduct in physical mode on April 1, the Army’s top leadership will engage in intensive brainstorming sessions.

The sessions will be aimed at enhancing operational effectiveness, importance of fostering a culture of innovation and adaptability, and investing in training and development programs to ensure readiness for future challenges.

The brainstorming session will also encompass issues concerning the welfare of service personnel aimed at enhancing the quality of life for soldiers and their families. This will be followed by a meeting of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Army Group Insurance, chaired by the COAS, and attended by several experts in the field of financial management.

The committee will deliberate on various welfare measures and schemes for financial security of serving soldiers, veterans, and their families.

On April 2, the Defence Minister will deliver a keynote address. The senior hierarchy of the Army will also be addressed by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Anil Chauhan, Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral R Hari Kumar; and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari.

The event will also be attended by the Defence Secretary and other senior officials from the Ministry of Defence.

The Army Commanders’ Conference, with its wide scope, ensures the Indian Army remains progressive, forward-looking, adaptive, and future-ready.

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