‘Optimising Resources’ and ‘Emerging Technologies’ to Dominate Navy Commanders’ Conference Deliberations
The second edition of the Navy Commanders’ Conference of 2018 commenced on 31 October 2018 and would see top Commanders of the Indian Navy deliberate on the themes of ‘Optimisation’ and ‘Emerging Technologies’.
India is a maritime nation and its growth is inexplicably linked to the seas. Under the overall vision of the Hon’ble Prime Ministre of ‘Security and Growth for All in the Region’ (SAGAR), the Indian Navy has been at the forefront of providing an environment of stability and peace in the Indian Ocean Region. As a premier Navy in the region, the Indian Navy aspires to remain the ‘Net Security Provider’ in the Indian Ocean through collaboration and cooperation with like-minded and friendly nations.
The Indian Navy has witnessed an unprecedented growth in its operational taskings over the past decade in consonance with India’s rising maritime interests. The Navy has adopted the ‘Mission-based Deployment’ philosophy and the ‘Maintenance-to-Operations’ transition cycle over the past year to address the need to be present and to respond to emerging situations in the Indian Ocean Region.
The conference would among other issues, deliberate upon combat readiness of units and optimisation of resources including manpower to meet the growing list of missions and tasks that the Navy is expected to perform. The conference would have dedicated ‘Brain-storming’ sessions to discuss and conceptualise new ideas and concepts, as well as examine organisational structures and processes to meet developing challenges and threats to maritime security. Commanders would also look at utilising emerging technologies such as Big-Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness.
The Hon’ble RM would also address the Navy Commanders, outlining the maritime vision of the Government and expectations of the nation and its citizens from the Navy. The conference would conclude on 02 November 2018 after three days of intense and focussed deliberations.