PM Modi to be briefed by top defence officials in Kevadia; China, Aatmanirbhar Bharat on agenda

By Times Now

Top officials of the Defence Ministry (MoD) will be briefing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the projects being carried out by the ministry, the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and other key strategic issues at the Combined Commanders’ Conference. The conference, the first meeting under the present stint of the BJP-led government at the Centre, will be held this week at Kevadia in Gujarat, PM Modi’s home state.

According to a report by news agency ANI, the conference will be attended by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, the three service chiefs along with all the commanders of various commands of the Army, Navy and the Indian Air Force (IAF).

“Detailed presentations are being prepared by the Department of Military Affairs, Department of Defence, Department of Defence Production, Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare for the Prime Minister,” defence officials were quoted as saying by the news agency.

“In the presentations, the respective secretaries would be giving details of their ongoing and future projects,” the agency report further cited officials as saying.

Roadmap of Aatmanirbhar Bharat to be presented
According to the report, the officials will be presenting the indigenisation list prepared by CDS General Rawat. The ongoing military conflict with China, which was partially resolved last month, is also likely to come up during the discussion. PM is also likely to elaborate upon the government’s views on the security challenges of the country.

Department of Defence Production Secretary Rajkumar will be presenting a roadmap in the field of defence production in line with the government’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision.

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