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Navy commanders to discuss ops in Indian Ocean Region amid Ladakh stand-off with China

The three-day Naval Commanders’ Conference begins Wednesday, with key issues like entry and operations of “extra-regional” forces in the Indian Ocean Region, operational procurements and tri-services coordination with the maritime theatre command likely to dominate discussions.

The biannual event is attended by the top leadership of the Indian Navy, who brainstorm on new security, logistical and administrative issues to plan a roadmap.

Officers told ThePrint that Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh and the senior commanders will be carrying out major logistical, administrative, training, materials and operational reviews.

They are also expected to discuss prioritising projects such as the long-pending P75I for six submarines, for which tenders are likely to be invited by October. Naval Utility Helicopters and other equipment the Navy plans to buy are also set to be discussed.

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