Naval Commanders Conference Commences in New Delhi
 
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Naval Commanders’ Conference Commences in New Delhi

The Defence Minister urges commanders to focus on building up domestic expertise
 
Naval Commanders Conference Commences in New Delhi

A four day Naval Commanders’ Conference commenced on 2 May 2017 at New Delhi. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley addressed the Naval Commanders and interacted with them along with Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre, Defence Secretary and other senior functionaries of the Ministry of Defence.

At the outset, the Defence Minister complimented the Indian Navy for its professionalism and deep commitment towards protecting the maritime interests of the country.

During his address the Defence Minister spoke about the prevailing and emerging security situation in the sub continent. He also pointed out the expanding presence of the extra regional powers in India Ocean Region. He referred to the situation on the Western Border and its linkage to the internal security. The Defence Minister urged the Commanders to be prepared at all times as “Preparedness is the best Deterrent”.

Acknowledging the various crucial requirements of the Indian Navy, the Defence Minister assured the Commanders that the government is working on all issues very positively and is going to increase the resources to make good the shortfalls soon.

The Defence Minister lauded the efforts of India Navy in indigenisation and urged the Commanders to focus on furtherance of domestic expertise building up.

 
 


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