The first edition of the Naval Commanders’ Conference is scheduled to begin on Monday.

From April 25 to 28, 2022, the first edition of the Naval Commanders’ Conference will take place. The conference provides an institutionalised forum for naval commanders to address key maritime issues at a military-strategic level as well as communicate with senior government officials.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will lecture and interact with naval commanders on national security issues during the conference. The heads of the Indian Army and Indian Air Force will also meet with naval commanders to explore how the three services can work together in a single operating environment and how to improve tri-service synergy and readiness.

The Navy Chief will examine major operational, materiel, logistical, human resource development, training, and administrative actions completed by the Indian Navy in the last six months, as well as future plans for important activities and initiatives, with the help of other commanders. The conference will also look at the dynamics of the geostrategic situation in the context of the security situation in the region, as well as the changes that have arisen as a result of the current Russia-Ukraine war.

The Indian Navy is committed to being a combat-ready, credible, and cohesive force with a forward-looking attitude, and it is continuing to diligently carry out its mission. In line with India’s developing maritime interests, the Navy has seen a major increase in operational tasking over the years. The Indian Navy’s reputation as a “Preferred Security Partner” has risen in tandem in recent years. As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s SAGAR programme, Indian Navy ships have launched repeated Covid-related outreach missions to offer food and medical help to IOR littoral nations and beyond in 2020-21. (Security And Growth for All in Region).

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