Army chief advocates greater synergy among forces
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Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 22:26
New Delhi: Considering the security situation along India's borders and in its neighbourhood, Army chief General VK Singh on Monday advocated greater synergy among the three forces and laid emphasis on macro level security issues.

Addressing the inaugural session of the five-day Army Commanders Conference, Singh expressed concern over the security situation in Afghanistan and emphasized on the macro level security issues both within the country and in the region.

"Army chief emphasized on macro level security issues, both internal and regional, and expressed concerns over the security situation in Afghanistan. In respect of terrorism and insurgency, he stated that situation was still fragile and needed due attention," Army officials said here.

On the issue of combat to increase synergy between the three forces, Singh said the proposal has been completed and these would be test bedded during the forthcoming Southern Army Commanded exercise codenamed 'Sudarshan Shakti'.

Singh said that the concepts to improve synergy between the three forces would be implemented once their efficacy is ascertained.

With respect to transformation of the force, he said significant steps have been initiated for 'Force Structuring' and accretion of troops.

"The Army Chief mentioned that various test beds have been set up for the Northern and Western borders and the same will be implemented once approval is accorded for force accretion," the officials said.

On re-structuring of Army Headquarters, he said the process is on so that it becomes a more responsive and synergised organization.


First Published: Monday, October 10, 2011, 22:26

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