Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has advocated ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ in the defense sector. He stressed that today the country needs indigenous weapons and technology. The dream of creating ‘Regional Power’ cannot be fulfilled by borrowed power. We need to think seriously in this direction.
General Rawat said, ‘If we have to fight and win future wars, we cannot depend on imports. Therefore, the way forward is indigenization. We in the Armed Forces are fully committed to this. “Our country’s aspiration to become a regional power cannot depend on borrowed power,” he said. India will have to fight its wars in Indian ways.
The Chief of Defense Staff said that the pervasiveness of information and changes in technology are changing the basic character of war. They are inventing ways in which wars will be waged without fighting face to face. He said that the armed forces should be prepared for future wars.