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‘India looking to build rocket force’: Gen Rawat on measures to strengthen airpower

New Delhi: Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat has revealed that India is considering “creating a rocket force”. He spoke about it by emphasizing the need for widespread use of niche technology to counter various national security challenges, including any future aggression by China.

In an address at an event on Wednesday, General Rawat termed Pakistan a “proxy” of China, asserting that Islamabad would continue its “proxy war” against India in Jammu and Kashmir and that it would now fight in Punjab as well as Punjab. I am also trying to create trouble. some other parts of the country.

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“As far as our northern adversary is concerned, since we have unstable borders with them and they have shown aggression with nations in that region on the East Coast, on the South China Sea, will they (China) show aggression on our northern are likely to have limits?” General Rawat was quoted by news agency PTI.

The Chief of Defense Staff said, “Whether it is in the form of a direct attack or through the use of technology, we have to be prepared. This preparedness can happen only when we work together.”

Talking about measures to strengthen India’s air power, General Rawat said, “We are looking at creating a rocket force”. However, he did not elaborate on the plan.

On geopolitical developments, General Rawat said that China has risen faster than imagined and the country is becoming more and more aggressive.

“We share a land border with them. So, I think it is time for us to start looking at our strategies on how we are going to deal with the two borders with aggressive neighbors, Pakistan on the western front and China on the north. have been,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.

“We have to start looking at change for the better and make sure that the national security framework that we want to develop is capable of dealing with the kind of threats we are seeing,” he said.

The Chief of Defense Staff said that it is important to ensure integration among the armed forces to meet the future security challenges.

He emphasized that technology should be considered as the fifth pillar of national power after diplomacy, information, military and economic prowess. He said that the three services should understand the importance of new technology to meet the challenges of the future.

Referring to the ambitious theater initiative for the three services, General Rawat informed that there is a plan to have one theater command each for the Western Front and the Northern Front.

Responding to a question, he also said that the chiefs of the three forces will ensure training and look after the resources of the theater command, among other key aspects.

General Rawat said that any war would be fought by theater commanders on the basis of an approved plan drawn up by the Chiefs of Staff Committee. The Chiefs of Staff Committee will be headed by the Chief of Defense Staff.

(with agency input)


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