Future Conventional Wars Will Involve Unconventional and Asymmetric Warfare: Defence Minister

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Attending the Army Commanders’ Conference, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reaffirmed the nation’s more than billion citizens’ faith in the Indian Army as one of the most dependable and inspirational institutions.

He emphasised the outstanding work done by the Army in combatting terrorism, securing our borders, and helping the civil administration wherever needed.

The Army Commanders’ Conference, a high-level biannual gathering, took place in the nation’s capital on March 28 in virtual form and on April 1-2 in person.

The top leadership of the Indian Army discussed in detail all facets of current security scenarios, border and hinterland issues, and obstacles facing the current security apparatus at the occasion.

Furthermore, the conference addressed topics related to organisational reorganisation, transportation, management, human resources, indigenization and modernization, introduction of niche technologies, and evaluation of the effects of various global conditions now in place.

The centrepiece of the third day of the conference was Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s speech to the Indian Army’s senior leadership. The speech was preceded by briefings on the “Technological Infusion and Absorption Roadmap for Indian Army” plan and addresses by CDS, COAS, CNS, and CAS.

From security, humanitarian aid, and medical support to upholding the nation’s peaceful internal order, the Army is active in all spheres of endeavour. The Indian Army plays a critical role in both nation-building and

He also praised the Army leadership for their accomplishment in advancing the country’s “Defence and Security” vision to unprecedented heights. He also praised the Indian Army’s strategy for introducing and assimilating cutting-edge technologies.

Singh emphasised that “unconventional and asymmetric warfare” will be a feature of future conventional wars and emphasised how the current complex international scenario affects everyone on the planet.

Future conventional wars will involve asymmetric and unconventional warfare, including hybrid warfare. Information, communication, commerce, finance, and cyberspace are becoming integral components of any future conflict. This means that when planning and developing plans, the Armed Forces must take all of these factors into account,” he continued.

Speaking on the state of affairs at the northern borders, the minister of defence

He also praised BRO’s efforts, which despite challenging circumstances have resulted in a significant improvement in road communication along both the Western and Northern borders.

He complimented the Indian Army’s response to cross-border terrorism, citing the situation along the Western borders, but added that concerns about the adversary’s proxy war remain.

“I commend the outstanding cooperation between the Army, the CAPF, and the police forces in combating the threat of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. The region’s increasing stability is a result of the coordinated efforts in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and this trend should continue, according to Singh.

Additionally, he gave the soldiers credit for their excellent operational readiness and capability.

By establishing long-lasting cooperation partnerships with foreign armies, the Army has significantly advanced our national security interests through military diplomacy, to which he paid tribute.

The Minister of Defence emphasised the rapid advancements in technology occurring in all areas of our lives and praised the Armed Forces for effectively implementing them. The Ministry also acknowledged the Army’s efforts to develop specialised technologies in partnership with civil industries, including top universities, and to move closer to the goal of “Modernization through Indigenization,” or “Atmanirbharta.”

He stressed the necessity of the Armed Forces regularly interacting with developing technologies. Additionally, he stated that the government is fully dedicated to ensuring the welfare of veterans and their kin across all categories of

In his closing remarks, defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated that topics including force modernisation, information warfare, indigenisation, defence infrastructure, and defence diplomacy should always be discussed in such a platform.

“To prepare the Armed Forces for the future, statutory adjustments should be implemented wherever necessary. The senior leadership’s views and suggestions from forums like the Commanders Conference should be carefully considered, reviewed at intervals, and modified as needed before being carried out to a logical conclusion. The government is dedicated to helping the Army go on the path to reforms and capacity modernization since the nation is proud of its armed forces,” Singh continued.

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