New Delhi: The four-day long Naval Commanders’ Conference concluded here on Friday, with Navy Chief Sunil Lanba stressing on maintaining focus on combat capability.
The conference saw the senior leadership of Navy review major operations, training and administrative activities undertaken in the last six months.
Chairing the conference, Admiral Lanba told his top commanders to focus on combat capability and role-worthiness.
He also asked them to ensure primacy of core professional tasks, developing a motivated, trained and committed team and increasing familiarity and comfort in Indian Navy’s maritime areas of interest.
The Commanders, during the conference, also interacted with the army and air force chiefs, who spoke on the complexities in current security situation, citing a spectrum of threats ranging from possible conventional conflict to inimical actions by state and non-state sponsored terrorists, as well as natural disasters and calamities.
Defence Minister NirmalaSitharaman meanwhile reviewed the combat readiness of the Navy, pace of modernisation and progress of various acquisition and infrastructure related cases.
As part of the annual theme, the Commanders brainstormed to fine tune the execution of ‘mission based deployment’ involving ships, aircraft and submarines beyond the immediate neighbourhood for providing sustained presence in the Indian Ocean Region.