Shillong: A three-day conference of all
commanders and senior officers of the Assam Rifles began here
on Thursday at the forces headquarters that will focus on key
policy, conceptual and doctrinal issues in the light of the
prevailing security scenario in the North East.
The conference, chaired by Director General Lt Gen KS
Yadava, will take a holistic review of the security
environment, status of operational readiness and also the
appraisal of operational situation in the region, an Assam
Rifles spokesman said.
The other aspects of the conference includes force
modernization and administrative and logistics aspects of the
force, he said.
The setting up of the proposed commando battalions and
intelligence units of the force will also come up for
discussion, besides the civic action programmes of the force.
In his inaugural address, Lt Gen Yadava called upon the
officers to carry out an honest and critical self appraisal
for long term betterment of the force.
Maintaining that the force, in its 175 years of
existence, has always been able to achieve its operational
goals, Yadava said, "The challenge in front of the commanders
is to improve the efficiencies further."
He called upon the commanders to be more adaptive in
their style of command in view of the changing aspirations of
the soldier and the local populace in present socio-economic