NEW DELHI, June 08 (TNS): Indian Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, in an intimidation statement, said that army is fully ready for a two-and-a-half front war with China, Pakistan and internal security requirements simultaneously.
Indian Army Chief in an interview said that even though India is ready for a multi-front war, there are effective mechanisms available to defuse an adverse situation. “Even the PM Modi has stated that for the last forty years not even a single bullet has been fired on the Indo-China border,” said General Rawat.
In a freewheeling conversation with ANI, General Rawat also informed that a new strike corps, 17 Strike Corps, is being raised specifically for mountain warfare.
On asking about the delay in its raising, the Army Chief said a process as complex as this takes time.
He said, “It is being raised from scratch. The recruitments are on. As it is, to prepare an Army soldier it takes about three years from recruitment process to training and then orienting and finally their deployment.”
General Rawat went on to discuss modernization plans of the Army, saying that the government is aware of our all needs and is supporting us in every manner. “Make in India is a good initiative, it will give results in two to three years,” said General Rawat.