Army commanders review India’s security challenges, decide to enhance ops capability

The Army asserted that it is committed to peaceful security environment. (Express Photo/File)

Top Army commanders carried out a thorough review of India’s security challenges including along the borders with China and Pakistan, and resolved to enhance the operational capability of the force to effectively deal with potential adversaries, officials said Friday.

A plethora of pressing issues including speeding up infrastructure development along the border with China and ways to ensure jointness among the Army, Navy and the Indian Air Force were discussed by the commanders at the conference which began on Monday and will conclude on Saturday.

Sources said the commanders also deliberated on emerging security scenario along the border with Pakistan in the wake of Balakot air strike and subsequent Pakistani retaliation.

The Army asserted that it is committed to peaceful security environment and shall holistically address emerging threats while ensuring that there is no room for terror. “The Army Commanders’ Conference has comprehensively deliberated all aspects of extant security dynamics, emerging security scenarios, enhancing operational capability in the near and long term and enhancement of combat edge over potential adversaries,” the Army said in a statement.

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Army chief Bipin Rawat paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th death anniversary also observed as Martyrs’ Day at Rajghat in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

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