The Army should always maintain a high level of operational readiness: Rajnath
As the border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh continues, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called on top Army commanders to maintain the force’s operational readiness at its maximum.
In his interaction with the commanders at their ongoing biannual conference, Singh reaffirmed the faith of the billion-plus Indian citizens in the Indian Army as one of the country’s “most trusted and inspiring organizations.”
The five-day conference began on Monday with commanders reviewing India’s national security challenges along its border with China and Pakistan and exploring ways to strengthen the 1.3 million-strong force’s military capabilities.
A significant highlight of the third day’s proceedings was Singh’s interaction with senior Army leadership, followed by a briefing on ‘Transformational imperatives for a future-ready force’.
As a result of the defense minister’s praise, the Army noted that the force maintains a high level of operational readiness to ensure national security.
According to him, he has full faith and confidence in the leadership of the Indian Army.
In addition, the Minister of Defence noted that the Army should always be prepared for any operational contingencies. As a result, operational readiness should always be at its peak.
According to Singh, his interaction with the commanders was “productive”.
y Commanders during the Commanders’ Conference in New Delhi today. In his remarks, he commended the Armed Forces f during the Commanders’ Conference in New Delhi today for their high operational readiness and capability.
In addition to the stellar role played by the Army in guarding the borders and fighting terrorism, Singh also referred to the Army’s assistance to the civil administration whenever necessary.
The Army stated that he complimented the forces on their high operational preparedness and capability level, which he has always experienced first-hand during his visits to forward areas.
In a statement, the Army commended its efforts in developing niche technologies through collaboration with civil industries, including premier educational institutions, thus contributing to the goal of ‘modernization through indigenization’ or Atma Nirbharta.
Army Commanders’ Conferences are biannual, apex-level events held in April and October/November. This conference provides an institutional framework for conceptual-level debate, culminating in formulate essential policy decisions for the Indian Army.