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Naravane: Army is ready to meet any security challenge

Thursday 23rd September, 2021

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Naravane: Army is ready to meet any security challenge New Delhi, Sept. 22: The Indian Army is continuously monitoring the situation in the country's neighbourhood and is ready to meet any security challenge that comes its way, Army Chief Gen. M.M. Naravane said on Wednesday. Addressing the AIMA National Management Convention, the Chief of Army Staff noted that the army is prepared to tackle even a dual-front war if the need arose. He highlighted that the Indian Army was making rapid strides in changing itself from being a manpower mtensive army to a technologically empowered one in order to keep an edge over opponents. "We always continue to do a regional and environmental scan and based on that scan we do keep reviewing what threat perceptions could be. Based on those threat per The nature of war Is constant. The nature of the war will always be to impose your will on the opponent... the methodology of imposing that will keep Sg ceptions, we recalibrate our possible responses. "That is always work in progress and we will always be prepared to meet whatsoever security challenges that come due to this changed situation," Gen. Naravane stated. He was responding to a query on how the Indian Army views the return of Taliban in Afghanistan and what it could mean for the country's security. Asked about the Chinese incursions and how the Indian Army is changing its strategies and capabilities to face the situation, he noted: "As we go along, we will also be continuously monitoring the developments in various regions, whether it is land based, space based and based on these changes, we will continue to refine our operational strategies." He pointed out that the nature of war remains constant and it is the character of war that keeps changing over a period of time. "The nature of War is constant, the nature of the war will always be to impose your will on the opponent...the methodology of imposing that will keep changing," Chief of Army Staff Gen. Naravane said. PTI