Army needs to restructure training to meet battlefield challenges, says Army Chief

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New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): Reiterating that that training is the backbone, on which all other battle winning factors get dovetailed, the Chief of Army Staff, General V K Singh, has stressed on the need to restructure training to meet the challenges of the contemporary and future battlefield.

Delivering the Keynote Address during the two-day seminar conducted by the India Army on "Review of Training", under the aegis of Army Training Command at the IDSA Seminar Hall, New Delhi, General Singh highlighted the requirement for the Indian Army to remain relevant in the changing security environment and its consequent impact on the war fighting methods.

He emphasized that the best doctrines, strategy, tactics and equipment cannot be a substitute to good training.

"Modern infrastructure, Joint Training, Leadership Training and means of external evaluation will ensure that the Indian Army remains in a high state of readiness, to meet the Operational Challenges, across the entire spectrum," said General Singh.

The Army Chief emphasized on the need of working out well established datum points, to assist in making an unbiased assessment of training at all levels.

He also highlighted the need for out sourcing in order to adopt civil - industry methodologies, as applicable in the environment, to attain maximum advantage.

The seminar under the aegis of Army Training Command was attended by Lieutenant. General PC Bhardwaj, Vice chief of Army Staff, and all stakeholders responsible for training and to include officers from HQ IDS, IHQ of MoD (Army), Regional Commands and Training Establishments, from across the country. (ANI)

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