A three-day military commander level conference is going on in Kevadia (Gujrat)

It is a premier brain-storming event of the Military Commanders from the three Services. Top leadership is reviewing the security situation and defence preparedness of the Armed Forces, and deliberating pertinent organisational issues for evolving a joint military vision for the future. Unlike the past, it has expanded to make it a multi-layered, interactive, informal and informed event with the added participation of about 30 Officers and soldiers of various ranks from the three Services. The defence minister and the PM will also take part in the three-day conference. It will also see the attendance of the NSA and officers from the defence ministry. CCC started in 2014 in Delhi and since then has moved to different places.

A three-day military commander level conference is going on in Kevadia (Gujrat)
PM Modi to address combined commanders’ conference in Kevadia

The CCC was held in the national capital in the year 2014. Since then, it has been moved out to different venues across the country. In 2015, the conference was held onboard INS Vikramaditya and in 2017 at the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun. The last edition of CCC was held in 2018 over a period of two days at Air Force Station, Jodhpur. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a conference of the country’s top military leadership in Gujarat's Kevadia tomorrow, i.e., March 6. The Combined Commanders’ Conference (CCC) is a premier brain-storming event of the Military Commanders from the three Services. The three-day event is already underway at Kevadia.

Ahead of PM Modi's visit, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh participated in the conference and took note of the situation of Line of Actual Control (LAC) to Line of Control (LoC) till Maritime Boundry along with preparations and welfare. Speaking at the conference, Rajnath Singh dwelled on a wide spectrum of issues affecting the defence and security of the nation. He spoke at length on the emerging nature of military threats, the critical role of the Armed Forces in meeting these threats and the anticipated changes in the nature of warfare in future.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a conference of the country’s top military leadership in Gujarat's Kevadia tomorrow, i.e., March 6. The Combined Commanders’ Conference (CCC) is a premier brain-storming event of the Military Commanders from the three Services. The three-day event is already underway at Kevadia.

Ahead of PM Modi's visit, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh participated in the conference and took note of the situation of Line of Actual Control (LAC) to Line of Control (LoC) till Maritime Boundry along with preparations and welfare. Speaking at the conference, Rajnath Singh dwelled on a wide spectrum of issues affecting the defence and security of the nation. He spoke at length on the emerging nature of military threats, the critical role of the Armed Forces in meeting these threats and the anticipated changes in the nature of warfare in future.

Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi today addressed the valedictory session of the Combined Commanders Conference organised by the Ministry of Defence at Kevadia, Gujarat. 

Prime Minister was briefed by the Chief of Defence Staff about the discussions during this year's Conference. The Prime Minister expressed his appreciation for the structure and agenda of the Conference. He particularly appreciated the inclusion of Junior Commissioned Officers and Non Commissioned Officers in this year's Conference. 

Speaking to the highest civilian and military leadership of the National defence system, Prime Minister conveyed his strong appreciation for the resolute dedication shown by the Indian Armed Forces over the past year, in the context of the COVID pandemic and the challenging situation on the northern border. 

Prime Minister stressed the importance of enhancing indigenisation in the national security system, not just in sourcing equipment and weapons but also in the doctrines, procedures and customs practiced in the armed forces. 

He emphasized the need to optimise manpower planning in both military and civilian parts of the National security architecture. He also called for a holistic approach, focused on breaking down civil-military silos and on expediting the speed of decision making. He advised the Services to rid themselves of legacy systems and practices that have outlived their utility and relevance. 

Taking note of the rapidly changing technological landscape, Prime Minister highlighted the need to develop the Indian military into a 'future force'.

Prime Minister pointed out that the country would be celebrating 75 years of its independence next year, and called upon the armed forces to use the occasion to undertake activities and initiatives that would inspire the youth of the country.