New Delhi. Inaugurating the Unified Commanders’ Conference – 2018, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman complemented the three Services of Army, Navy and Air Force for their performance and achievements in past year and stressed on the need for greater synergy and jointmanship amongst the Services as well as between the Services and the Ministry of Defence.
She assured the Services that preparedness of the Services would be a top priority for the Government.
The two-day Conference, commenced in New Delhi on July 30, provided a platform for discussions at the Apex Level on all ‘Joint Issues’ among the three Services and MoD and enabled stock taking of the previous year and facilitated planning for future.
Chairman Chief of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Sunil Lanba welcomed & addressed the august audience. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra and Chief of Integrated Staff Lt Gen Satish Dua also addressed the conference.
During the conference, under the chairmanship of the Chief of Integrated Staff (CISC), a large number of Tri Services issues were deliberated thoroughly and solutions to contemporary challenges were provided to facilitate future plans for an integrated robust defence preparedness.
The event was attended by Defence Minister, Moss Defence, National Security Advisor (NSA), Dy NSA, the Service Chiefs and other senior military and civil officials of Services and the MoD.