Future wars will be complex, Indian Army needs modernisation says Gen Rawat
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat listed out several needs to make the Indian Army stronger. General Rawat said that there is a need to fast-track procurement of defence systems to enhance India's military capability as the army needed to remain prepared for warfare along the borders.
"Technology tends to become obsolete soon. Hence whatever is inducted must be done through fast-track procedures," he said while addressing a conference on military communication in New Delhi.
"The future wars are going to be complex," the chief explained. "There is a need to modernise communication systems used by the armed forces. The furture wars would not only be complex, but the nature of warfare is also rapidly changing," he said.
He explained that India will continue to face sub-conventional and non-traditional forms of war. "However, our armed forces must also be ready for the conventional warfare too," he explained. The army must keep pace with the digitised world and also ensure that most of the systems must be digitised early. The communication technology for the armed forces must be simple, light weight and easy to maintain," he said.
"There is a need for having a proper encryption mechanism, both for voice and data, for communication network for the armed forces. The Army Design Bureau has been created to establish an interface between the army and the industry," he added.
On the recent social media posts by some jawans, General Rawat said that the adversaries appeared to be taking advantage of it.