We must fight the next war with home-made solutions: Army chiefJanuary 08, 2018 11:54
India must fight the next war with home-made solutions, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said today while strongly pitching for developing the domestic defence industry.
"We would like to gradually move away from imports (in defense technology) because for a nation like ours, the time has come to ensure that we fight the next war with home made solutions," he said at Army Technology Seminar in New Delhi.
Gen Rawat asked the industry leaders to come forward and support the Indian Army.
"We are confident that if we get support from industry we will walk the extra mile to ensure that we utilise the technology you give us," he said.
"There is a huge requirement of modernisation of our armed forces, in every field. The future wars will be fought in difficult terrains and circumstances. We have to be prepared for them," he added.