Need to stay ahead in technology: Army chief

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New Delhi: Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat stressed on exploiting cyber space for advantage of defence forces, saying the “tech-savvy” terrorists operating from across the borders are using it for their benefit and if the armed forces don’t stay ahead of them, they may never be able overcome terrorism.

Addressing a conference on cyber security here, the Army Chief said the cyber space is important not only in conventional warfare, but is equally relevant in the sub-conventional warfare or proxy war.

“We must also develop niche capabilities to disable the adversaries’ system. Today, the terrorists operating against us from across the borders are very tech-savvy. They are exploiting cyber space for their advantage. If we don’t stay ahead of them, we will never be able to get over the phenomena of terrorism,” Rawat said.

He also noted that China is ramping up its capabilities in the cyber warfare. (PTI)

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