Army chief advocates greater synergy among forces

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.

PTI



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

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