- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will talk to the Army's top leaders and look at a show of equipment that focuses on niche technologies
- On Monday, the commanders-in-chief of the different commands in the country will meet online and then travel to New Delhi.
There are no signs that the three-year military conflict with China will end, so this week, top Army generals will look at the operational situation, battle readiness, and development of infrastructure along the border, among other things.
An officer said on Saturday that the five-day Army commanders’ conference (ACC), which will be led by General Manoj Pande starting on Monday, will also “brainstorm the current and emerging security scenarios” and hear about the tri-service Andaman and Nicobar Command.
The tactical readiness along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) will be looked at in three areas: the west (Ladakh), the middle (Uttarakhand and Himachal), and the east (Sikkim and Arunachal). This is because China has greatly improved its military positions and infrastructure along the border.
So far, China has refused to pull back its troops from the key Depsang Plains and the Charding Ninglung Nallah track junction at Demchok in eastern Ladakh. It has also hardened its position in the eastern sector. During the ACC, the former foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale is also going to talk about what the future of India-China ties will look like, he said.
On April 19, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will talk to the Army’s top leaders and look at a show of equipment that focuses on niche technologies, innovations, and solutions for surveillance, AI, robotics, and operational logistics. The ACC will be held in a “hybrid format” for the first time. On Monday, the commanders-in-chief of the different commands in the country will meet online and then travel to New Delhi.