The two-day annual event of Eastern Command Communication Conference was held in Rangapahar Military Station for the first time on January 11 and 12 which was organised under Brigadier Vinod Pant, Brigadier Signals of HQ 3 Corps. The essence of the Conference was to discuss the “Future of Defence Communications in the Eastern Command”. Delivering the key note address on the inaugural session, Lt Gen NK Singh AVSM, VSM, General Officer Commanding 3 Corps complimented Maj Gen NV Pande, Chief Signal Officer, HQ Eastern Command and Colonel Commandant Corps of Signals and all signal officers & men for the lead in the state of art communication in Eastern Theatre. He also exhorted that they should continue to work with vigour and distinction to continue the lead in the field. The GOC emphasised the need for communication infrastructure development, robust & secure communication with innovative measures to achieve mobility, flexibility and survivability in futuristic highly intense mobile warfare. To keep abreast with modernisation and new challenges, long & short term plans should be worked out, but the General Officer cautioned that it should fructify within 2-3 years and should also address the peculiar concerns particularly in mountainous and underdeveloped areas.
Earlier, Maj Gen N V Pande in his opening address thanked GOC 3 Corps for hosting the annual event and assured to improve and synergise the communication requirements of Eastern Command and 3 Corps. The conference acted as a sounding board for network planners and managers of the Corps of Signals to interact and share ideas on the challenges and complexities for provisioning of communications for the support of field formations to improve the overall posture of the communications in Eastern Command.