Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday while speaking at Biannual Army Commanders' Conference said that modernisation of defence equipment is important requirement and government is working towards it.
Modernisation of defence equipment is important requirement&govt is working towards it-Defence Min Jaitley at Biannual Army Commanders' Conf pic.twitter.com/7M7m7Trek6— ANI (@ANI_news) April 17, 2017
He complimented the commanders, saying ''Whenever challenges multiply & their nature changes, Indian Army has always outperformed itself,'' Jaitley said.
Meanwhile, Army Chief Bipin Rawat also said Indian Army has a strong image and reputation and all ranks must endeavour to further strengthen it.
The video, showing a man tied to an army vehicle purportedly as a shield against stone-pelters during polling in the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-election, has triggered a public outcry prompting civil and army authorities to launch separate investigation.The conference is likely to deliberate extensively on the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
The army commanders' conference is an important event in the planning and execution of various key decisions relating to the country's security and strategic interests.
The issue of Non-Functional Upgrade also figured during the deliberations. There has been demand for implementing NFU in the armed forces.