UK Governor hails 29th Joint Civil-Military Training programme in closing ceremony
By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 17 Jun: Governor Lt-General Gurmit Singh (Retd) participated as the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the 29th Joint Civil-Military Training and Phase-III Mid-Term Training Program at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie on Friday.
Addressing the gathering here, the Governor said that consultation with civil services and armed forces for national security management is a very important platform for national security. He said that for a very important subject like national security, it is not only the responsibility of the armed forces, but it is the responsibility of every Indian to remain committed to it. He said that such training programs add to our sense of unity and jointness with national security as an allencompassing element.
Singh called for greater cooperation between the civil administration and the armed forces to further strengthen national security and meet future challenges. He said that the unity of our military power and defence strategies is our biggest strength. He said that we should promote jointness at all levels. For this, we must strengthen a well-organized institutional framework of civilmilitary cooperation with various dimensions of coordination and cooperation. Solidarity and unity are our biggest resources, he pointed out.
The Governor further added that India’s nuclear technology and space technology are very advanced. “We are continuously working to modernize our military equipment and strengthen our position on the borders,” he said.
He further said that India is entering a new era in the defense sector. The steps taken to make the defence sector self-reliant have started showing results. Now India is not only making equipment for its armed forces but also meeting the needs of many countries which is in line with the vision of “Make in India” and “Self-reliant India”.
He expressed hope that programs such as joint civilmilitary training at the Administrative Academy would play an important role in the journey of civil-military integration. This program will prove to be extremely beneficial for civil servants and officers of the armed forces in developing coordination and understanding of cooperation in the field of national security.
In the program, the Governor also awarded the best participants of the above training. On this occasion, the “Vibrant Village Development Plan” prepared by the Academy for the villages of Uttarakhand was handed over to the Governor. The Governor also released various articles and documents prepared during the training.
Other dignitaries included Rajya Sabha MP Rakesh Sinha, Academy director Srinivas R Katikithala, Deputy Director Disha Pannu, Shailesh Naval, Dr Sunita Rani and trainees of various services.