Army Com­man­ders de­lib­er­ate on se­cu­rity dy­nam­ics

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The bian­nual Army Com­man­ders’ Con­fer­ence took place at New Delhi from 16 April 2018, chaired by Gen­eral Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff, when se­nior In­dian Army com­man­ders de­lib­er­ated on spe­cific is­sues. These in­cluded man­age­ment of ex­tant se­cu­rity dy­nam­ics, mit­i­ga­tion of fu­ture se­cu­rity threats and en­hance­ment of the com­bat edge over po­ten­tial ad­ver­saries. Other is­sues like in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment for ca­pac­ity en­hance­ment along the North­ern bor­ders, re­view of strate­gic rail­way lines, op­ti­mi­sa­tion of lim­ited bud­gets to en­sure mak­ing up of crit­i­cal de­fi­ciency in

am­mu­ni­tion, is­sues re­lated to Border Road Or­gan­i­sa­tion projects, ECHS, as also other mat­ters rel­e­vant to op­er­a­tions, ad­min­is­tra­tion and wel­fare of troops were re­port­edly dis­cussed in some de­tail.

Ac­cord­ing to an­a­lysts, the In­dian Army is work­ing on a pro­posal to utilise its bud­get in the ju­di­cious way to meet its crit­i­cal re­quire­ments. The plan is re­port­edly to spend less on cer­tain types of am­mu­ni­tion, such as par­tic­u­lar mis­sile and spares for vin­tage ve­hi­cles, and in­stead ex­ploit that money on buy­ing new equip­ment and pro­cure­ment of mak­ing up the am­mu­ni­tion level for “10 days of in­tense war”. The Army be­lieves these mea­sures will not only save the some thou­sand crores, but also help sub­stan­tially meet its re­quire­ment of am­mu­ni­tion for the next three years.

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