Combined Commanders Conference held on INS Vikramaditya off Kochi coast
Combined Commanders Conference, an annual tri-services event chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was held on board INS Vikramaditya about 50 kms off Kochi coast. This is the first time when the conference was held outside New Delhi.
It was attended by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, all three services chiefs and other senior officers of three armed services.
- The Conference is also known as the Unified Commanders’ Conference (UCC).
- During this conference India’s defence policy, doctrine and operational challenges are discussed in detail.
Prime minister also reviewed exercise like firing of surface-to-surface missile by INS Nirghat during this conference. Prior to conference PM revived the tri-services guard of honour at Southern Naval Command.