Biannual Army Commanders' Conference commenced on 17 April 2017 with the opening address by Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt.
Army Commanders' Conference is an important event in the planning and execution process of the Indian Army.
To ensure due diligence, decisions are taken through a collegiate system comprising the Army Commanders and other senior officers who will deliberate upon the prevailing security scenario, strategic and actionable issues to ensure effective combat edge of the Indian Army.
Gen Bipin Rawat, the Army Chief, in his opening address emphasized that all systems were working well and complimented all those who are working on the ground. He observed that Indian Army continues to hold a strong image and a professional reputation. He exhorted all ranks to endeavour to further strengthen the same.
Shri Arun Jaitley, Honb'le Raksha Mantri, addressed the Army Commanders' Conference and complemented the senior military hierarchy saying 'whenever the challenges multiply or their nature changes, Indian Army has always outperformed itself'. He stated that modernisation of defence equipment is the topmost priority for the Government.