13 September 2017

News Story: Indian defense minister to hold daily meetings with chiefs of Army, Navy, Air Force

NEW DELHI, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has decided to hold meetings with chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force and the defense secretary daily to ensure quick decision-making in her ministry.

"Daily morning meetings with the three services chiefs and a separate daily meeting with the defense secretary have been formatted as a new practice for quick decision-making," the Indian Defense Ministry said in a statement late Monday evening.

With the chiefs of Army, Air Force and Navy and the defense secretary, Sitharaman "will review defence preparedness and allied issues of strategic interests," the statement said.
Previous defense ministers met the chiefs of the three armed forces once a week.

The defense minister will also hold meetings of the Defense Acquisition Council, the highest decision making body on defence procurement, once every two weeks. Earlier the Council met once per month.

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