Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Combined Commanders’ Conference on Friday in the Suncity Jodhpur at the air force station and open an Army exhibition – Parakram Parv, marking the second anniversary of the surgical strike across the LoC, against terror pads in Pakistani territory by Indian forces. After the conference, PM Modi will also pay homage to the martyrs at the Konark War Memorial.
The Army will be holding celebrations of ‘Parakram Parv’ from September 28. Modi will inaugurate the exhibition in Konark Corps at Jodhpur Military Station. The exhibition involves a grand display of Indian Army’s prowess, combat capability and contribution in nation-building. Display of various weapons and equipment, informative briefings and movies on Surgical Strikes will be an added attraction.
The Prime Minister will reach at Jodhpur civil airport Friday morning and inaugurate the exhibition, ‘Parakarm Parv’, at Jodhpur Military Station at 9 am, before participating in the conference at the Jodhpur Air Force Station.
Parakram Parv is being celebrated at Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Ahmedabad and Bhuj to commemorate the second anniversary of Surgical Strike by the Indian Army across the Line of Control, on the intervening night of September 28 -29, 2016. The exhibition will be open to visitors on 29-30 September.
एशिया के सबसे बड़े डिफेन्स बेस से पीएम मोदी दुश्मन देशों को बड़ा संदेश देने जा रहे हैं. The conference will also be attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and the three services chiefs, besides several key military and civil officials of the Ministry of Defence.
It is for the third time that the Commanders’ Conference is being held outside Delhi. After 2015 in Delhi, it was held in 2016 on the Indian Navy warship INS Vikramaditya and at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun in 2017.
This time, a forward airbase on the western border has been chosen for the conference owing to the strategic importance and location of the Jodhpur Air Force station, which was the headquarter of the South West Air Command earlier.
Before attending the conference, Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the exhibition, ‘Parakarm Parv’. “The Prime Minister will first participate in the wreath-laying ceremony at Konark War Memorial at 9:00 am and then inaugurate the ‘Parakram Parv’ and open an exhibition, showcasing the might of the Indian Army and its contribution in nation building,” said Defence spokesperson Col Sombit Ghosh.
“The PM himself will walk through the exhibition after inaugurating it, for its review,” Col Ghosh said. थल सेना अध्यक्ष जनरल बिपिन रावत, वायुसेना अध्यक्ष बीएस धनोआ और नौ सेनाध्यक्ष एडमिरल सुनील लाम्बा भी गुरुवार शाम या शुक्रवार सुबह तक जोधपुर पहुंच जाएंगे।
Considering the security arrangements, a team of the Special Protection Group (SPG), tasked with the prime minister’s “proximate security” has already landed in Jodhpur to take stock of the security measures.
The SPG officials also held a meeting with the Army and Air Force officials and inspected the areas in the vicinity of the Military and Air Force stations. The prime minister will fly back to New Delhi after completion of the conference in the afternoon. No civil program has so far been laid out for him, the official said.
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