The eighth edition of Indian Army Chief’s Conclave, a gathering of serving and former Chiefs of Army Staff of the Indian Army, will begin here tomorrow.
The highlight of the three-day event will be the invite extended to former Chiefs of the Nepali Army, who were also Honorary Chiefs of the Indian Army.
The conclave is a forum for the exchange of ideas between the old guard and the current leadership of the Indian Army. It will involve discussions on the rapid transformation of the Indian Army, self-reliance through ‘Atmanirbhar’ and ‘Make in India’ initiatives in defence manufacturing and skilling of the Indian soldier to fight modern wars, the Ministry of Defence said.
The former Army Chiefs will pay homage to the fallen brave-hearts during a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial on 16 September. An interactive session with senior officers of the Indian Army is scheduled the next day for the exchange of ideas and views on various administrative and HR aspects of the Indian Army.
The Chiefs will also interact with members of the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers where they will be apprised of the institutional symbiosis between the Indian Army and indigenous private defence manufacturers.
The Chiefs are also scheduled to meet the prodigious soldiers who earned laurels for the Nation in the recently concluded Olympic Games at Tokyo.