General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff presided over the Valedictory Function of the Higher Defence Management Course (HDMC) at the College of Defence Management (CDM), Secunderabad & delivered the valedictory address on Wednesday. The COAS also presented the participant officers with the degree of Master in Management Studies (MMS) by Osmania University and a certificate of Advanced Course in Management by the All India Management Association.
While addressing the Defence services officers of the three services, the COAS highlighted that the national security environment has become particularly challenging due to its complexity & unpredictability. He expressed his confidence that the training during the course would serve the participant officers well and enable them to take timely and positive action oriented decisions in their position as senior military leaders. To achieve this, he considered it essential that in one's area of operations, one must keep abreast of the developments of related issues, partake in decision making along with others and indeed, must work in close coordination with all other organs of the state involved in the management of national security by facilitation and complementing each other's efforts.
The COAS appreciated the endeavours of the CDM towards optimizing the resources by harnessing management techniques for speedy decision making. He applauded the institution for having evolved as a Centre of Excellence & a premier tri-Services institution and stated that the College has made significant strides in aligning and integrating management philosophy with operational planning. He highlighted the need to harness all the management philosophies and techniques at our disposal.
The HDMC course had commenced on 25 May 15 with 150 selected participants of the rank of Colonel and equivalents from the three Services. Besides this, the course was also attended by participants from friendly foreign countries, viz. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nigeria, Mauritius & Sri Lanka.