A three-day Combined Commanders’ Conference will begin today at Kevadia in Gujarat. Theaterisation of armed forces, self-reliance in defence sector and evolving threats in the region will be the focus areas during the three-day annual event.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will address the top commanders of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force tomorrow.
During the conference, the setting up a new air defence command and maritime command is likely to be discussed at length. Implementation of the air defence command timeline is also likely to come up for discussion.
The formation of theatre commands will synergise the capabilities and combat potential of the three forces during war and peace.
Air defence command and maritime command are part of the restricting plan of the Indian armed forces as was announced by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat last year.
The newly created Department of Military Affairs is working towards the creation of joint military commands along with theatre command for the last one year.