- Social media is not only a way to learn about the enemy, but it can also be used by people who support the opposition to cause chaos.
- The military leaders are also expected to take stock of the situation along India's borders in the Indo-Pacific, where India has to protect almost 7,500 km of coastline and a number of islands.
From March 30 to April 1, the Combined Commanders Conference (CCC) will meet in Bhopal to talk about strategies, hardware choices, and the future of war, according to officials who are familiar with the situation. The meeting is important because it is happening while the war in Ukraine and the military standoff in East Ladakh are still going on.
The officials also said that on the third day of the three-day premier military meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will talk to the commanders in chief of all three services. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will also be there.
In March 2021, the last CCC was held in Kevadia, Gujarat. This year’s CCC was supposed to take place in Karwar, in the state of Karnataka, at the beginning of March. However, the location was changed to Bhopal.
The military commanders will talk about things like how to improve the new Agnipath-Agniveer plan, but the main focus of the conference will be on future wars. The Ukraine war, which lasted a year, showed how important stand-off weapons like missiles, long-range artillery and rockets, and armed drones are in a long, drawn-out conflict.
Even though Russia has a huge military advantage over Ukraine, Ukraine has been able to push back a former superpower by using anti-tank guided missiles fired from the shoulder, multi-barrel rocket launchers, and long-range artillery.
Conflicts between Azerbaijan and Armenia and Russia and Ukraine have shown that armed drones are the best way to fight future wars. Azerbaijan used Turkish drones to attack Armenian tanks, and Russia used Iranian-armed drones to attack Ukrainian tanks and troops.
India’s main enemies in the north and west have the Chinese-made armed drone Wing Loong II in their arsenals, but India is still behind in armed drone technology because its military mostly uses drones for reconnaissance and surveillance.
The use and effects of social media as part of information warfare against an enemy are also likely to be talked about. Today, a sophisticated enemy uses social media to spread false information about its enemy, as well as to spread discontent, radicalization, and chaos in the camp of the opposition. Information warfare is one of the most important tools of the Chinese PLA. Along with cyberattacks, it is a part of the hybrid warfare that Beijing has been using for the last ten years.
Social media is not only a way to learn about the enemy, but it can also be used by people who support the opposition to cause chaos. Analysts say that the Pakistani military and deep state know how to use agent provocateurs to spread a false story in the enemy camp. They have done this many times in India with the help of their agent provocateurs.
The military leaders are also expected to take stock of the situation along India’s borders in the Indo-Pacific, where India has to protect almost 7,500 km of coastline and a number of islands.