New Delhi, Oct 3 : An Army Commanders Conference will be held here from October 9 to 15 wherein top Army brass will discuss a slew of security, administrative and logistic issues, including the recent stand-off with China in the Doklam Sector in Sikkim.

It will be the first such conference of any of the three armed forces to be attended and addressed by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

According to informed sources, the 75-day-long stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam, that began on June 16, and the preparedness along the border with China in general, as well as the situation on the western border with Pakistan will be on the conference agenda.

Speeding up defence procurement, pace of modernisation in the Army, pushing the 'Make in India' programme and indigenous procurement, as well as issues related to the 7th Pay Commission are also likely to figure in the discussions.

This is the second edition of biennial Army Commanders' Conference this year, with the first one held in April.


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