The second edition of the three day Naval Commanders Conference concluded on Thursday and it saw considering on several issues pertaining to functional reorganisation of the Navy and harnessing emerging technologies as well as use of artificial intelligence and big data.
In addition to discussing intra-Navy issues, several critical subjects related to effective conduct of operations in a futuristic joint service environment were examined and an action plan was arrived at, a statement said.
In his opening address to the commanders, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh highlighted various important issues concerning to operational readiness, capability enhancement, maintenance, operational logistics, infrastructure development and human resource management.
He also drew attention to overcoming critical capability voids, while highlighting the requirement of three aircraft carriers so that at least one operational carrier is available on either seaboard at any given time, amongst other capability gaps, especially in light of the increasing instructions of the Navy in the Indian Ocean Region.
“The commanders discussed numerous issues pertaining to functional reorganisation of the Indian Navy and optimal manning in order to improve operational efficiency. Issues covering harnessing emerging technologies as well as use of artificial intelligence and big data analysis were discussed at length and key deliverables to be achieved in the discussed at length and key deliverables to be achieved in the desired time frame were identified.
“In addition to discussing intra-Indian Navy issues, several critical subjects relating to effective conduct of operations in a futuristic joint service environment were examined and an action plan arrived at,” the statement said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also addressed the commanders conference on Tuesday and complimented all the Indian Navy personnel for maintaining a high operational tempo and safeguarding the country’s interest in the maritime domain.
He also urged the naval commanders to optimally uitlise available resources to build a strong Navy that is ready and vigilant to counter any challenge that may emerge in the costal domain.