Unified Commanders' Conference 2017

July 10, 2017 Photo(s): By PIB
The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Arun Jaitley addressing the Unified Commanders' Conference, in New Delhi on July 10, 2017

The Unified Commanders' Conference for the year 2017 commenced on 10 July 2017 at New Delhi. The Conference provides a platform for discussions at the apex level on all 'Joint' issues amongst the three Services.

The Conference was attended by the RM, RRM, NSA, the Service Chiefs and other senior military and civil officials of the Ministry of Defence and Tri-Service Organisations/Institutions.

RM, in his address to the Conference stated that there is a deep sense of appreciation in every citizen of the country and the Govt for the exemplary manner in which the Services have been conducting themselves. He expressed his satisfaction in the way the Armed Forces have been handling the multiple challenges to security. He also appreciated the strong thread of 'Synergy' in the interactions during the Conference. He stated that there is a clear realisation in the Govt that issues relating to the Services cannot be kept pending for long and the Govt will be decisive in its approach.

He also assured the Armed Forces that with resource availability increasing within the Indian economy, Capital expenditure will be a priority area.

Chairman COSC & CNS, Admiral Sunil Lanba welcomed the gathering & addressed the audience. Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of Army Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, Defence Secretary, Sanjay Mitra & Chief of Integrated Staff, Lt Gen Satish Dua also addressed the conference.