Navy Reunites to Focus on Ukraine Crisis and Tri-Service Synergy | Latest India News

NEW DELHI: Enhancing tri-service synergy, the geopolitical dynamics of the Russian-Ukrainian war and the operational readiness of the Indian Navy will top the agenda of a four-day naval commanders conference to kick off Monday in New Dehi and will be addressed by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar later in the week, the Indian Navy announced on Sunday.

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Strengthening the synergy of the three services, the geopolitical dynamics of the Russian-Ukrainian war and the operational readiness of the Indian Navy will top the agenda of a four-day naval commanders’ conference starting Monday in New Dehi and will be addressed by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar later in the week, the Indian Navy announced on Sunday.


“The Chief of the Naval Staff, along with other naval commanders, will review major operational, logistical, training, and administrative activities undertaken over the past six months. The conference will also dwell on the dynamics of the geostrategic situation in the context of the neighborhood security scenario as well as on the changes emerging due to the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict,” the Navy said in a statement.

Indian Army and Air Force Chiefs will interact with Navy Chiefs to address issues related to tri-service convergence, as well as ways to increase tri-service synergy and readiness , officials said. Singh and Jaishankar will address the navy brass on April 28.

The navy meeting in New Delhi follows last week’s army commanders’ conference where senior brass assessed issues related to interdependence, the likely impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war on India’s military preparedness and reviewed the situation along the country’s borders with China and Pakistan.


The naval conference comes at a time when India is working on a roadmap for the dramatization of the military – a long-awaited defense reform – to best utilize the resources of the three services for future wars and operations. . The dramatization model aims to establish four integrated commands — two land theaters, an air defense command and a maritime theater command.

The three services should submit complete reports on the theatricalization and join the structures soon.

In February, the best three-star officers from the army, navy and air force deliberated in Mumbai on the establishment of the integrated maritime theater command as part of India’s dramatization campaign.

The meeting also comes at a time when complications arising from the sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and its allies following the war in Ukraine have posed challenges for the defense relations between India and Russia and tested India’s military readiness. Two-thirds of Indian military equipment is of Soviet or Russian origin.




Christi C. Elwood