Comdt SAFTI, accompanied by DS, SCSC and Senior Lecturer, MSB, attended the 12th ARF Heads of Defence Universities/Colleges/Institutions meeting in Islamabad from 21 to 23 Oct 08. This meeting was hosted by the Pakistani Armed Forces National Defence University and was attended by 39 delegates from 15 ARF countries and the ARF Unit of the ASEAN Secretariat.
The theme for this conference was 'Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW). Conference delegates shared their MOOTW experiences, discussed the dynamic challenges of MOOTW and exchanged views on the training and curriculum of their armed forces to prepare for MOOTW. Comdt SAFTI presented the topic of 'Educating and Preparing Officer for MOOTW: An SAF Perspective'. He highlighted SAFTI MI's Nurturing Framework and Roadmap and how it contributes to the development of a professional SAF capable of handling a wide spectrum of operations.
This annual conference promotes confidence-building amongst the ARF defence community and enables SAFTI MI to network with the other ARF defence universities/colleges/institutions. This ARF forum also provides opportunities for collaboration in defence education, including the possibility of a student-faculty exchange programme.
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