Army Commanders Conference 2008 Commences

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New Delhi, Oct 30 (UNI) The second set of commanders conference by the Indian Army, chaired by the Chief of Army Staff, General Deepak Kapoor, commenced here today.

The event, to conclude on November 4, is meant to be an intense intellectual exercise in deliberating upon various issues at the military strategic and operational levels. During the conference, the Army Chief with the Army commanders, will take stock of the national security environment with a view to appropriately aligning own efforts and initiative, where required.

The conference would also review progress on decisions taken during the previous Army Commanders' Conference. In addition, other important issues like scope of exploiting tunneling technology for developing hardened shelters for storage of critical equipment and other war-fighting assets, Audit and effective management of Defence Land and measures for maximizing responsiveness of the Military Engineering Service (MES) would also be discussed.

Optimising of Human Resource Capital to enhance specialist Service needs and capabilities, improvements in content and conduct of Basic and Advanced military training of PBOR recruits to meet challenges of emerging battlefield environment and modalities for optimizing implementation of the Part 2 of AV Singh Committee report will also be deliberated upon in the conference.

The event will also provide an opportunity for interaction of the Army Commanders and the Principal Staff Officers with the key officials of the Ministry of Defence.

Commanders' Conference in the Armed Forces is a biennial activity, with the first set of conferences being held normally in April and the second set in October-November every year.

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