Pragyan Conclave 2020: Indian Army Organized International Seminar Analyzing Future Warfare 

Pragyan Conclave 2020: Indian Army Organized International Seminar Analyzing Future Warfare 

Pragyan Conclave 2020: Indian Army International Seminar was organised by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), for two- days. It was commenced on 04 Mar 2020 at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi. The aim of Pragyan Conclave 2020 was to bring together a cross-domain national and international experts to deliberate on the complex subject of ‘Changing Characteristics of Land Warfare and its Impact on the Military’.

This event was attended by Minister of State for Defence, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Chief of the Army Staff, General MM Naravane, Vice Chief of the Army Staff, Lieutenant General SK Saini along with other dignitaries from the Ministry of Defence, Central Armed Police Forces dignitaries and leading Think Tanks & Academic Institutions of the country.

The International Seminar provided a platform for deliberations on emerging ideas, perspectives and narratives that define the ‘New Age Warfare’ which is increasingly witnessing a change in its character as well as battlespace with the usage of new ‘means’ to pursue the ‘ends’. 

The Chief of the Army Staff stated that the ‘nature’ of warfare is ‘constant’; however, the ‘character’ keeps ‘evolving’ during his inaugural Address, He Said with the advent of technology, Armed Forces need to be agile and keep pace with the continuous change. He also mentioned that the creation CDS has provided further impetus to the ‘jointmanship’ between the three Services.


During the International Seminar, the Chief of the Army Staff also felicitated the winners of the ‘Field Marshal Manekshaw Open Essay Competition on National Security’- a flagship event of CLAWS to encourage strategic thinking in the youth of the country.
Source: PIB


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