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Army commanders' meet to focus on anti-insurgency doctrine

October 17, 2005 15:49 IST

Top Army Commanders commenced their bi-annual meeting in New Delhi on Monday, to give final touches to an anti-insurgency doctrine as well as to focus on modernisation of the force and making it 'leaner'.

The conference, chaired by Army Chief General J J Singh, reviewed the operational situation in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly measures to be taken to guard against terrorists trying to infiltrate, taking advantage of unsettled conditions caused by the recent devastating quake.

The army commanders would devote a whole day's deliberations on the deteriorating law and order situation in the North-East and efforts to shore up the peace process in the region.

According to official sources, the conference would also focus on enhancing the training of army personnel in information technology and to quicken the pace of movement towards network-centric warfare.

The fortnight-long conference would be addressed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee and other key ministers on Thursday.

The commanders would validate an indigenous command, control, communication and intelligence system built for the futuristic battlefield. The new system has already been tested in war games conducted by the Western Army Command.

The meeting will also finalise proposals to improve the quality of service of personnel below the officer rank, officials said. Naval Chief Admiral Arun Prakash and Air Chief S P Tyagi will also address the army commanders.

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