Army Commanders’ Conference to be organised from 17-21 April


The first Army Commanders’ Conference (ACC) for the year 2023 is scheduled to be organised from 17 to 21 April, according to an official release.

The Army Commanders’ Conference (ACC) is an apex-level biannual event that serves as an institutional platform for conceptual level deliberations, culminating in important policy decisions for the Indian Army. “For the first time, the ACC is being held in a hybrid format, wherein Army Commanders and other senior functionaries will meet virtually on the first day and then travel to Delhi for balanced physical meetings.”

The agenda points sponsored by various command headquarters will be discussed on the first day of the conference, followed by an update from Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command and sessions by Army Headquarters principal staff officers. The forum will also assess progress on the activities outlined in the ‘Year of Transformation 2023,’ as well as the Agnipath Scheme, digitisation and automation initiatives, Combat Engineers tasks, work aspects, and budget management.

It said that the apex leadership would brainstorm current and emerging security scenarios and review the operational preparedness of the Indian Army. Highlighting the address of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the release said, “The Defence Minister is scheduled to address the conference on 19 April, 2023, where he will also review an equipment display focusing on niche technology, innovation, solutions for surveillance, artificial intelligence, training, robotics, virtual reality, operational logistics, etc.”