Army Commanders' Conference focuses on 4 studies to meet challenges

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 14, 2018 03:43 hrs

[India], Oct 14 (ANI): The Army Commanders' Conference, an apex level biannual event which formulates important policy decisions through collegiate deliberations, on Saturday focused on four major studies to address operational and administrative challenges of the Indian Army.

The meet, which is being held from October 9 to 15, reviewed the current operational, administrative and human resource challenges being faced by the Indian Army in detail and deliberated the future course of actions.

The focus of the studies was holistic integration, thereby enhancing operational and functional efficiency, optimising budget expenditure, facilitate force modernisation and address aspirations.

The first study on 'Re-organisation and Rightsing of the Indian Army' is focused on the operational structures to make them efficient, future-ready by taking into account the operational situation on western and northern borders

The second study on 'Re-organisation of the Army Headquarters' is aimed at integration and preclude the redundancies. Over a period of time, with emerging scenarios, new structures emerged and measures to integrate and synergise the same is underway.

The third study on 'Cadre Review of Officers' is aimed to incorporate the proposed reorganisation, restructuring and endeavours balanced cadre to meet the aspirations of the officers' cadre.

The collegium further deliberated on the longer tenure of flag ranks with a view to ensure better continuity, achievements of objectives and aspirations. The fourth study on 'Review of Terms of Engagement of Rank and File' is aimed to harness the higher life expectancy, ensure younger profile and ensure due motivation. The collegium concluded that the above studies would be implemented progressively in a phased manner.

The phases will comprise requisite refinements of the studies making them pragmatic for implementation. It has also been decided that all operational aspects of the studies will be validated through test bedding them in exercises. During the deliberations, many options have been discussed and it has been decided that all value-inputs will be factored, 360 degrees evaluation to be undertaken, course-corrections to be instituted if required and implement the same with specific timelines.

The collegium further deliberated on the 'enhancing linguistic skill in the Indian Army'. The necessity and methodology to enhance expertise in Indian and international languages has been established.

Union Minister of State for Defence, Subhash Bhamre, addressed the Army Commanders' Conference. He lauded the Indian Army's efforts in contributing to nation building and assured the government's commitment to facilitating the desired capability development. He further expressed his satisfaction on the conduct of the deliberations during the week-long meet.

The conference comprehensively deliberated all aspects of extant security dynamics, emerging security scenarios and enhancement of combat edge over potential adversaries. (ANI)

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