The programme aims at fostering better understanding of professional domains between the armed forces and civil services
The Western Naval Command conducted a Mid-Career Interaction Programme (MCIP 2018) at the Maritime Warefare Center in Mumbai from October 30 to November 1. This multi-service programme was themed ‘Need for a Unified Maritime Approach to National Opportunities and Challenges’ and witnessed participation from officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, along with Administrative, Police, and Forest Services.
Aimed at fostering better understanding of professional domains between the armed forces and civil services, MCIP 2018 included presentations and talks on geopolitical issues, the maritime domain, importance of the Indian Ocean Region, Energy Security, Coastal Security, Operational Philosophy of the Indian Navy, Indigenous Warship Production and Shipbuilding Prospects among others. The participants were also taken for a sea sortie onboard INS Tarasa, a waterjet Fast Attack Craft followed by visits to Ships, Submarines and Naval Dockyard for familiarisation. MCIP is comes from the recommendations of the Kargil Review Committee which has brought out the need for greater interaction and understanding between the Armed Forces and the Civil Services.