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Naval Commanders Conference held in New Delhi

The Naval Commanders’ Conference was held in New Delhi from 8 to 11 May 2018. It was the first edition of this bi-annual Conference.
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the Commanders during the Conference.
  • The Indian Navy reviewed its new Mission-Based Deployments philosophy aimed at ensuring peace and stability in the region.
  • It is in furtherance of PM Modi’s vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR).
  • The Conference aims at sustained, peaceful and responsive presence of Indian naval ships in the critical areas and choke points.
  • Indian Navy’s focus over past year has been on combat efficiency and materiel readiness, and upkeep of its large fleet of 131 ships and submarines.
  • The Navy also reviewed the overhaul of the training standards of units by revamping the ‘Ship Operating Standards (SHOPS)’ is also underway.
  • The new SHOPS, set to be unveiled shortly, focuses on role-based training in realistic scenarios and has new standards set for both units and individual crews.
  • Naval commanders deliberated upon steps to improve the Teeth-to-Tail ratio and explore niche fields such as Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics.
  • Focus was also on harnessing cutting-edge technology, specifically those ‘Made-in-India’, to improve organisational effectiveness and efficiency.

Expected Questions

Question 1. Where was the Naval Commanders’ Conference held recently?
New Delhi

Question 2. Who is the Chief on Naval Staff?
Admiral Sunil Lanba

Question 3. What does SAGAR stands for?
Security and Growth for All in the Region

Question 4. Naval Exercise VARUNA 2018 was conducted between which two countries?
India and France

Question 5. Who will host MILAN 2018?
Andaman and Nicobar

Naval Commanders Conference held in New Delhi Naval Commanders Conference held in New Delhi Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on May 11, 2018 Rating: 5

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