The Naval Commander Conference 2023 is scheduled to be held in New Delhi from September 4 to 6. The conference will be held in New Delhi and will be the second edition of the naval conference.
The Conference is the apex-level biannual event facilitating interaction between the Naval Commanders for deliberation and formulation of important policy decisions. The three-day conference will be held in hybrid format. The senior leadership of the Indian Navy, under the Chairmanship of the Chief of the Naval Staff, will review major operational, materiel, logistics, HR, training, and administrative activities undertaken during the previous six months.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will address the Naval Commanders during the conference and interact with them. The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) will also attend the event.
To analyse the operational environment, the conference and embedded interactions with the NSA, the chiefs of the Indian Army, and the chief of the Indian Air Force will be used. The subject of tri-service energy will be the main emphasis of this.
The Indian Navy’s operations have been spread out throughout the last six months, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Indian Naval ships were first responders for the evacuation of Indian nationals from Sudan as part of ‘Op Cauvery’ and HADR in Myanmar in the aftermath of Cyclone Mocha as part of ‘Op Karuna’.
The Commanders will review the ongoing Naval projects with a focus on enhancing indigenisation through ‘Make in India’ in consonance with the vision of achieving complete ‘AatmaNirbharta’ by 2047. A demonstration of the indigenisation, Innovations and Tech initiatives by the IN is also planned on the sidelines of the conference.
The Conference provides an opportunity for institutionalised interaction of Naval Commanders with senior government officials to take ahead several inter-ministerial initiatives towards the development of a safe and secure maritime environment essential for the holistic economic growth of the country.