Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Thursday said that India’s northern borders are well equipped with all the latest technology needed for the modern warfare.
“Developments on our northern borders are adequately underscored. We are equipped with ready and capable forces and have an optimal component of boots on ground. And are adequately backed by modern warfare technology,” the Chief said.
He said that ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) continues to hold as India has negotiated from ‘position of strength’.
Talking about India’s northern neighbour Afghanistan, he said that developments in war-torn Afghanistan have brought focus back on use of proxies and non-state actors.
“These actors thrive on local conditions who innovatively exploit low-cost options to devastating impact. They also create conditions that limit full use of sophisticated capabilities,” the Army Chief said.
He said that the last year conflict between Israel-Hamas conflict firmly underscored the power of Artificial Intelligence.
“Recent strikes on UAE by Houthis using armed drones and missiles reflect the rapid proliferation of these disruptive technologies to a wide range of actors,” the Army Chief said.