The conference is reviewing the security situation and defence preparedness of the Armed Forces

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is attending the Combined Commanders’ Conference (CCC)-- a premier brain-storming event of the Military Commanders from the three Services that commenced at Kevadia in Gujarat on Thursday.

Arriving at the conference today, Singh met top officers from the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and the Indian Navy who were gathered for the conference.

"Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh at the Combined Commanders’ Conference which is being held at Kevadia, Gujarat," said the Defence Minister's Office in a post on Twitter.

“Leaving for Kevadia, Gujarat on a two day visit. Shall attend the Combined Commanders’ Conference, where India’s security situation and defence preparedness would be reviewed. Looking forward to it,” Singh said in an earlier tweet.

According to the Defence Ministry, the combined apex level military leadership of the country is reviewing the security situation and defence preparedness of the Armed Forces, and deliberating pertinent organisational issues for evolving a joint military vision for the future during the three day conference from 04 to 06 March.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will address the conference on Saturday.

In a major change from the past, the scope of the conference this year has been expanded to make it a multi-layered, interactive, informal and informed event with the added participation of about 30 Officers and soldiers of various ranks from the three Services.

Key events encapsulate a series of discussions and deliberations on a range of issues pertinent to the Armed Forces and its role in nation building, with the participation of senior most political and bureaucratic hierarchy in addition to the multi-layered participation of military personnel.

It is interesting to note that the CCC in 2014 was held at Delhi. Since then it has been moved out to different venues across the country. The conference was held on board INS Vikramaditya in 2015 and in 2017 at the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun.

The last edition of CCC was held in 2018 over a period of two days at Air Force Station, Jodhpur.

There have been several major developments in the Higher Defence Organisation since including appointment of first ever Chief of Defence Staff and setting up of the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), and several important and multifarious issues affecting modernisation and transformation of the Armed Forces are currently under active consideration/ implementation.