Jammu, Oct 14: Top commanders of the Army will carry out a comprehensive review of national security challenges along the borders with China-Pakistan and ways to boost the combat capability of the force at a five-day conclave beginning Monday October 16 at New Delhi.
As per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), this will be the year’s second conference where top commanders’ will also focus on the ongoing reform process in the 1.3 million-strong force and the use of high technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, robotics and virtual reality for various purposes.
A Delhi based army spokesman said, the apex-level biannual event is an institutional platform for deliberations at the conceptual level, facilitating important policy decisions for the Indian Army. In continuation with the new format adopted this year, the upcoming Army Commanders’ Conference is also being conducted in a Hybrid format wherein Army Commanders and other senior functionaries will meet virtually on the first day followed by remaining deliberations being conducted in a physical format.
The spokesperson informed that Defence minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to attend the conference on 18th October 2023. General Anil Chauhan, Chief of Defence Staff, General Manoj Pande, Chief of the Army Staff and Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of the Air Staff will address the gathering. Dr Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India will also deliver a talk on “Leveraging Technology for National Security”.
The apex leadership will brainstorm current/ emerging security scenarios besides reviewing the operational preparedness of the Indian Army. They will also delve into pivotal subjects including review of the ongoing transformation process, training matters, HR management aspects and issues impacting serving personnel and veterans. The Army Commanders’ Conference, with its broad scope, ensures the Indian Army remains progressive, forward-looking, adaptive, and future ready—(KNO)