Be prepared to meet dynamic security challenges, Bhamre tells Army

Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre has stressed the need for the Army to be prepared to meet highly dynamic internal and external security challenges.
In the opening address of the bi-annual Army Commanders’ Conference here yesterday, Dr Bhamre complimented the Indian Army for its contributions in countering myriad security challenges, thus paving the way for development and progress of the nation.
He expressed appreciation for the Army in undertaking continuous training activities including exercises with friendly countries.
Dr Bhamre emphasised that the Government was fully seized of the requirements of the Indian Army regarding capability development, force modernisation and above all, infrastructural development.
He reiterated the need to optimise the fiscal resources through synergised capacity building within the three services through enhanced indigenisation and self-reliance.
General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff, in his opening remarks, stressed upon the need to work in a collaborative manner for retaining and enhancing the current levels of combat effectiveness.
He emphasized the need to lay down judicious priorities to ensure that the allocated resources are utilized optimally and the force modernization is carried out.
During the Conference, chaired by Chief of the Army Staff, the senior commanders will deliberate on the management of the extant security dynamics, mitigation of future security threats and enhancement of combat edge over potential adversaries.
Other issues like infrastructure development for capacity enhancement along the Northern borders, review of strategic railway lines, optimization of limited budget to ensure making up of critical deficiency in ammunition, issues related to Border Road Organization projects, ECHS, as also other matters relevant to operations, administration and welfare of troops will be discussed in detail for planning and execution.
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