General Bipin Rawat says chemical, biological, nuclear weapons becoming reality from non-state actors, DRDO needs to develop counter mechanism

12 January 2018, 01:30 PM
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat - File Photo
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat - File Photo

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said that the threat of CBRN (Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) weapons are becoming a reality. He said that the threat is particularly from the non-state actors.

The Chief emphasized that the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) should work in a direction to develop technologies to counter such CBRN threats.

The Army Chief stressed on the need modern weapons and technology. He said that we have to look at what we require to fight the future wars. We have to get systems that are best suited for our requirements.

DRDO is a premier research and development body under the ministry of defence (MOD). It has developed state-of-the-art military equipment including battle tank Arjuna. With many terrorist organizations using chemical warfare as a strategy, the Army Chief wants DRDO to work in the direction to counter such threats.

Speaking on the recent cases of reported intrusion along the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh, the Army supremo said that China is exerting pressure. We are dealing with it. Yes we should try that it is not escalated. We will not allow our territory to intruded. Troops are earmarked, should a situation arise our troops are ready to cater.

General Rawat, who had previously also highlighted on the need for technologically advanced weapons and equipment, said that threat from CBRN weapons is fast becoming a concern. 

First Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 12:19 PM

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