The conference is being presided over by Chief of the Army Staff, General Bikram Singh and is being attended by a cross section of Infantry Officers, including the Formation Commanders and Commanding Officers, the Indian Army said in a statement.
The deliberations will continue over three days, with the Army chief in attendance.
The conference will provide a platform for eminent speakers and professionals to share their thoughts, as well as to give an opportunity to introspect in a frank and forthright manner over matters related to Infantry in a fresh perspective.
"The deliberations during this conference will throw up innovative thoughts to ensure that Infantry contributes effectively in dealing with the emerging challenges of the nation's security," the Army statement said.
The proceedings of the conference started with a welcome note and an update by the DG Infantry. Thereafter, issues such as modernisation of Infantry, the future perspective to include issues such as training orientation and human resource development were discussed.
Later in the evening the Army chief addressed all the officers of Mhow Garrison.
During his address, the chief complemented all the officers for their efforts, appreciated the quality of training being imparted at the Infantry School and expressed his confidence in the level of operational preparedness of the Army.
He called upon the Infantry Commanders to pay due attention to junior leadership, man management and human resource development. He also emphasised on the need to uphold the cherished core values of integrity, loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, courage and honour.
--IBNS (Posted on 19-09-2013)