Army Commanders Conference from Monday
New Delhi, April 14: The Army top brass will discuss next week the Infantry Soldier of the Future envisaged as a complex mix of high-tech computer-based Information Technology.
The 'Future Infantry Soldier as a system' (F-INSAS) as envisaged in the Infantry Vision - 2020 will be the subject of comprehensive discussions when senior Army Commanders meet here from Monday during a biannual Conference to take stock of operational readiness, training and other activities of the Army and, wherever required, carryout mid-course corrections.
During the weeklong Conference, scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organisation will also share with the Army senior officers the progress made in the field of 'Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence Technologies'.
A review of the operational situation in Jammu&Kashmir and the North East, training for primary tasks and important administrative matters will also be discussed at the bi-annual Conference which is to be inaugurated by Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
Training of Army personnel in 'Information Technology' for organisational adaptations and meeting future requirements of the Army will be another important topic to be deliberated upon, according to an official spokesperson here.
Some of the other important topics expected to come up for discussion would be the 'Health State of the Indian Army', 'Budget Expenditure Management', 'Creation of pool of Foreign Language Specialist Officers in the Army' and 'Steps to be taken to make inspection in the Army more effective and fruitful'.
Chaired by Chief of the Army Staff Gen JJ Singh, the Conference will also be addressed by Naval Chief Admiral Arun Prakash and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi.
Another feature of the week-long conference would be the presentation of the COAS Overall Sports Championship Trophy bagged this time by the Army Southern Command for the best performance in overall Sports Competitions.
The Army Commanders Conference is held twice every year during which discussions on operational readiness, training and other activities of the Army are reviewed and, wherever required, fresh directions issued to carryout mid-course corrections.