First Naval Commanders' Conference in the year 2023

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first Naval Commanders' Conference

The first Naval Commanders' Conference for the year 2023 began on 6 March 2023.

An overview of the news

  • For the first time, the conference is being organized on board India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant.

  • The conference serves as a platform for Naval Commanders to discuss important security issues at the military-strategic level as well as an institutional platform to interact with senior government officials.

  • This year the first phase of the Commanders' Conference is being held at sea.

  • Defense Minister Rajnath Singh addressed the Naval Commanders onboard INS Vikrant on the opening day.

Significance of the conference

  • The conference has its own importance and relevance because of the current geo-strategic situation.

  • In line with India's growing maritime interests, there has been a significant uptick in naval operations over the years.

  • The Commanders are also deliberating on the Navy's preparedness to address challenges to maritime interests.

  • The Indian Navy is focused on establishing itself as a force that is battle-ready, credible, cohesive and adaptable to future requirements.

  • It works tirelessly and hard to ensure the maritime security of the country.

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