Need to take cues from Arthashastra and Chanakya Niti to modernize forces
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 08-Jan-2018

New Delhi, January 8: Addressing a gathering at the Army Technology Seminar, Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat today stressed the importance of 'Arthashastra' and 'Chanakya Niti' in developing the Armed Forces.

"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 and we have to be prepared for them," the Army chief said, adding that Indian technology must be used.

General Rawat also said that every arm and service was looking for upgrades as the future wars would be fought in more difficult circumstances. He further noted there would be proper utilisation of technology if the government assisted the armed forces.

“A good headway has been made in light weight bullet-proof material and fuel cell technology. The journey has begun and this must continue. We are confident that if we get support from industry, we will walk the extra mile to ensure that we utilise the technology they give us,” he added.

General Rawat said that imports in defence technology needed to be lowered down as India should fight the next war with homemade solutions.