On April 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a speech at a meeting where senior military leaders will discuss enhancing cooperation and integration among themselves in light of ongoing efforts to transform services into leaner, meaner fighting forces. Tomorrow is the official start of the three-day Combined Commanders Conference.
From March 30 to April 1, the meeting is slated to take place in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. According to the organizers, the gathering will take place at Kushabhau Thakre Hall.
The implementation of ongoing programmes and projects for boosting integration and jointness in the defence forces, as well as the specifics of the current security challenges, are both anticipated to be covered by the prime minister.
On the first day of the event, Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan will deliver a speech, and on the second day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will do the same. The Prime Minister’s address on the final day of the event will be the primary attraction.
The defence force will brief PM Modi on the matters surrounding the formation of theatre commands during the meeting. The Indian military will also demonstrate its innovations and “Make in India” initiatives in the field of security.
Asmi, a machine pistol created by Lt Col Prasad Bansod of the Indian Army, is among the inventions that are anticipated to be presented to the prime minister. At the meeting, a variety of other assault weapons will be on display.
It is also anticipated that the Navy and the Air Force will develop innovations that will improve their battle readiness and lower their reliance on imports.
The three vice chiefs, chiefs of staff committee, seven army command chiefs, six air command chiefs, and three Indian navy command chiefs will all be present in addition to the combined defence forces and services chiefs.