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    Army Commanders Conference to begin from tomorrow

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    The conference is scheduled till Friday, officials said on the condition of anonymity. It is an apex biannual event that facilitates conceptual level deliberations leading to important policy decisions. The army’s top brass will brainstorm emerging security and administrative challenges and chart the force’s future course.

    NEW DELHI: The high level Army Commanders’ Conference will begin from Wednesday onwards, amid an ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh.

    The conference is scheduled till Friday, officials said on the condition of anonymity. It is an apex biannual event that facilitates conceptual level deliberations leading to important policy decisions. The army’s top brass will brainstorm emerging security and administrative challenges and chart the force’s future course. The conference was scheduled for April, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will now be organised in two phases.

    The conference’s first phase will be held from Wednesday to Friday at the South Block in Delhi. Operational and administrative issues including studies pertaining to logistics and human resources will be discussed. Operational issues that are likely to be discussed include the situation along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. Even the situation along the Line of Control with Pakistan could also be discussed. The counter-terrorist operations in Kashmir could be discussed. All the army commanders will attend the conference.

    Enhancing Make in India in defence and reducing the import of defence equipment could also be discussed. The ban on the import of certain defence equipment could also be addressed. Earlier this month, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced that a list of weapons and equipment banned for import would be made in consultation with the Department of Military Affairs headed by the Chief of Defence Staff. The aim is to promote indigenous defence manufacturing and reduce imports. Issuing relating to the defence budget could also be discussed.

    One of the major areas of the negative list of imports for defence equipment being made will be different types of ammunition, the army’s Master General of Ordnance Lieutenant General S K Upadhyay had said last week.
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