Army commanders’ conference to focus on operational challenges

9 Oct 2018

Operational challenges and various reform initiatives are the subjects of deliberation a week-long conference of army commanders that started in Delhi on Tuesday. An official statement said a host of issues ranging from operational, administrative, logistics and human resources would be discussed in the conference that would continue till October 15.
Commanders and directorates at the Army Headquarters will in a collegiate deliberate on important studies that have been ordered to meet future operational challenges, it said. There are four studies examining the operational and optimisational issues of the Army and the headquarters as also human resources management aspects.
These studies aim to improve the teeth to tail ratio, with the purpose of strengthening the structures within the army, to make it combat ready for the future, the statement said. Various issues related to reform initiatives in the force will also be discussed during the conference, sources said.
Last month, army chief Gen Bipin Rawat and top commanders held detailed deliberations on ways to make the force "leaner and meaner", which included carrying out an extensive organisational restructuring and downsizing of the force. The Defence Ministry has already announced redeployment of nearly 57,000 officers and other ranks as well as ensuring better utilisation of resources. PTI