- The Army Commanders Conference(ACC) has been concluded recently.
Major decisions Taken
- (ACC) had decided to operationalize Command Cyber Operations and Support Wings (CCOSWs) in the immediate future.
- Convert the five-year Technical Entry Scheme (TES) for entry of officers to four years from January 2024
About Command Cyber Operations and Support Wings (CCOSWs)
- These organizations will assist the formations to undertake the mandated cyber security functions to strengthen the cyber security posture of the Army.
- CCOSWs are being raised to safeguard the networks and increase the preparedness levels in this specialized domain.
- Cyberspace has emerged as an important component of the military domain both in grey-zone warfare as well as conventional operations.
- The Indian Army today is rapidly migrating towards net-centricity, which entails increased reliance on modern communication systems at all levels.
- A large number of niche (specialized) technology-enabled equipment are being inducted into the Indian Army including swarm drones, loitering weapon systems and ant-drone equipment.
- Currently India has the five-year Technical Entry Scheme (TES) model. It is now decided to have a four-year (3+1) model, with three years devoted to technical training at CTW (Cadet Training Wings) followed by one year of Basic Military Training (BMT) at IMA, Dehradun.
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Army Commanders’ Conference (ACC)