Speaking to reporters shortly after taking charge, Gen Singh said, "The Army will stand up to any challenge. We intend to ensure that our core values, rich traditions and professionalism get a boost."
Gen Singh said, "Indian Army is well prepared to face any threat from China. It is committed to enhancing its preparedness to defend the borders."
He also said that he will focus his attention on improving 'internal health' of the force to weed out corruption.
General VK Singh took over as the Army chief on Wednesday, Mar 31 on the retirement of Gen Deepak Kapoor.