Army Commanders’ conference begins
Against the backdrop of rising violence in Kashmir, persistent ceasefire violations along Pakistan border and speculations about a hot summer along the China border, the biannual Army Commanders’ Conference began here on Monday.
An Army statement said that during the conference, chaired by Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, the “senior commanders will deliberate on the management of the extant security dynamics, mitigation of future security threats and enhancement of combat edge over potential adversaries.”
The commanders will also discuss issues like infrastructure development along the northern borders, strategic railway lines, and optimisation of limited budget, the statement said.
General Rawat, in his opening address, told the Commanders that they need to work in a collaborative manner for retaining and enhancing the current levels of combat effectiveness.
“He gave emphasis on the need to lay down judicious priorities to ensure that the allocated resources are utilised optimally and the force modernisation be carried out unabated,” the Army said in its statement.
The Conference was inaugurated by Minister of State for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre.