GS 3: Internal Security

Why in News?

  • The biannual Army Commanders’ Conference 2019 began on April 8, 2019 in New Delhi. The opening address was delivered by the Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman.
  • The conference will go on till April 14, 2019 and will be chaired by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff.

Highlights of the Army Commanders’ Conference 2019:

  • The senior commanders will deliberate upon specific issues pertaining to Army formations and Army as a whole.
  • The conference will witness discussions over a few important issues including management of the extant security dynamics, mitigation of future security threats and enhancement of combat over potential opponents.
  • It will also deliberate on issues like infrastructure development for capacity enhancement along the Northern borders, review of strategic railway lines, issues related to Border Road Organization projects, and operations, administration and welfare of troops

Army Commanders’ Conference:

  • ‘The Army Commanders’ Conference is held biannually for formulating important policy decisions through collegiate deliberations.
  • It is an important event for planning and execution process of the Indian Army
  • The conference is chaired by the Chief of the Army Staff.
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