Army Commanders’ Conference concludes; discusses face-offs in Eastern Ladakh

Team India Sentinels Friday 29th of May 2020 10:14 PM

New Delhi: The 3-day-long Army Commanders’ Conference concluded on Friday, wherein top military leadership discussed issues pertaining to existing and developing security challenges, including China's transgression attempts in Eastern Ladakh and Naku La in Sikkim.

The deliberations were made during the Army Commanders' Conference, an apex biannual event which facilitates conceptual level deliberations culminating in important policy decisions.

The conference was scheduled for April 2020 and but had to postpone due to COVID-19 pandemic and later it was decided to organise it in two phases, an Indian Army spokesperson said.

First phase of the conference was conducted at South Block here while the second phase is scheduled from June 24-27. The deliberations would include interactive sessions with Department of Military Affairs and Department of Defence, discussions on agenda sponsored by Command Headquarters and deliberations on ongoing studies of logistics and administrative issues.

The meet started with Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane presiding over the conference on May 27.

In Eastern Ladakh, there are standoffs at at least four places wherein India and China have differences on the perception of the Line of Actual Control.

The tension erupted after skirmishes between the soldiers of both sides at the Pangong Lake region on May 5 and May 6. These issues were discussed during Army Commanders' Conference.

The Indian Army's apex leadership also deliberated upon human resource management issues, studies pertaining to ammunition management, merger of co-located training establishments and merger of military training directorate with HQ Army Training Command.

The Board of Governor meetings of the Army Welfare Housing Origination and Army Welfare Education Society were also organised during the event.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat are also likely to address the conference during this phase.


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