Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday spoke about the changing face of warfare all over the world and drew the attention of Army Commanders towards the likely use of unconventional weapons in future.
Addressing the concluding session of the five-day Army Commanders’ conference, he appreciated the mature but firm approach of the Army on the nation’s borders even as he highlighted the need to address the concerns of perimeter security, cantonment discipline, and tri-service jointness.
Singh singled out the Army as the last resort for the country in all challenges facing the nation, be it insurgency or the situation on the borders. He also appreciated the Army’s role in synergising its effort with all other security agencies in meeting the challenges being faced in Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking on the position of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), he highlighted the role of CDS in synergising the efforts of the three services.
Singh sought the Army’s contribution towards hand-holding of the Indian defence industry for the indigenous combat systems under the ‘Make in India’ effort.
Niche technology, cyber, space, information warfare, and perception management domains were also touched upon by the Defence Minister, the Defence Ministry said.
All important and relevant issues, including operational readiness of the field formation, training to meet present and futuristic operational needs, issues relating to higher defence management and reforms were debated by the Army Commanders.