New Delhi (NVI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the Combined Commanders Conference in Gujarat’s Kevadia today where the hailed the selfless courage displayed by the Indian Army soldiers during the Eastern Ladakh standoff with PLA.
Singh joined the top Combined Commanders of the Armed Forces for the Vivechana sessions at the ongoing Combined Commanders Conference 2021 at Kevadia, Gujarat, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
Speaking at the inaugural address, Defence Minister dwelled on a wide spectrum of issues affecting the defence and security of the nation.
He spoke upon the emerging nature of military threats, the critical role of the Armed Forces in meeting these threats and the anticipated changes in the nature of warfare in future.
Singh further expressed his heartfelt appreciation and respect to the selfless courage displayed by the soldiers during the Eastern Ladakh standoff with People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Secretaries of Department of Defence, Defence Production, Department of R&D and Financial Advisor Defence Services also shared their thoughts on various relevant aspects with the Combined Commanders.
There were 2 Vivechana sessions held over the day in the presence of the Defence Minister deliberated over a wide range of issues, some of them held behind closed doors, the ministry noted.
These deliberations addressed the ongoing modernisation of Armed Forces especially focusing on creation of integrated Theatre Commands and infusion of modern technology.
Apart from that, issues like morale & motivation and promotion of spirit of innovation in the Armed Forces witnessed enthusiastic participation with useful feedback and suggestions from the soldiers and younger officers of the three services, the statement added.
Singh also visited the Statue of Unity to pay his homage to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, after he arrived in Gujarat.