Army Commanders should be alert on likely use of un-conventional weapons: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing Army Commanders at the Army Commanders’ Conference in New Delhi on October 18.

New Delhi (NVI): Stating that the face of warfare was changing all over the world, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh sought attention of the Army Commanders on the likely use of the un-conventional weapons in future.

Addressing the Army Commanders and the Army hierarchy on October 18, the Defence Minister also spoke about niche technology, cyber, space, information warfare and perception management domains and conveyed his satisfaction on the efforts being put in by the Army.

He appreciated the mature but firm approach of the Commanders on the nation’s borders and highlighted the need to address the concerns of perimeter security, cantonment discipline and tri-service jointness.

Calling jointness as the operational necessity, he exhorted Army to take lead towards achieving this.

Speaking on the CDS, he reiterated the role of CDS in synergising the efforts of the three services.

Rajnath Singh also appreciated the Army’s role in synergising its effort with all other security agencies in meeting the challenges being faced in J&K and called it exemplary.

Talking of the defence preparedness, he assured that there will be no criticalities, however, he also apprised the field commanders on the constraints of the budget.

The minister sought Army’s contribution towards hand-holding of the Indian defence industry for the indigenous combat systems under ‘Make in India’ effort.

He assured a positive response on the issue of budget constraints being faced by ECHS and sought the attention of the Army leadership on adequate facilities for the growing children to ensure continued education at the choice station of the soldier.

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