India fully committed to win its wars with help of indigenous solutions: Chief of Defence Staff
NEW DELHI | SEPT 06, 2020:
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said that India is fully committed to winning its wars with the help of indigenous solutions.
He said, both the government and the Armed Forces have demonstrated their resolve and commitment to the 'Make in India' Defence initiative.
Speaking in a virtual symposium organised by Society for Aerospace Maritime and Defence Studies on Saturday, General Rawat said that in the emerging security paradigm, maintaining security in the strategic space of the extended neighbourhood is equally important as safeguarding the frontiers at the International Border, Line of Control (LOC) or the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
He said, India values its emerging relationship with the US and cherishes its traditional relationship with Russia.
General Rawat affirmed that the country shares a mature and robust defence and security framework with both these world powers.
The armed forces should be structured in a manner that they provide the operational flexibility to pursue wider strategic objectives, he added.
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General Rawat asserted that the future defence systems must be qualitatively and quantitatively capable of dealing with the new threats.
Furthermore, he said that the creation of the Department of Military Affairs in January this year highlights the forward-looking strategies of the Government and will set in motion a dynamic transformation process in the Defence sector.