Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said that a weaker adversary like Pakistan will always try to engage India. He added that Pakistan is a proxy of China, which is India’s adversary on the Northern border.
“Now, we are looking at creating a theatre command to look after Pakistan. At present, four Army and three Air Force commands are looking after Pakistan. Then in the east, we have Central Air Command in Allahabad. There are 17 commands responsible for coordinating against two fronts,” he said.
Speaking at an event on “Towards Progressive Defence Reforms” at the India International Centre in Delhi, General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said only time will tell what is going to happen in Afghanistan, as there can be more turmoil in the future.
“Let us wait and watch to see whether things are moving the way people thought they were moving. Nobody ever thought that the Taliban would take over the country so fast. We don’t know what is in the future. There can be more turmoil and changes that can’t be anticipated as of now,” said General Bipin Rawat.Live TV
In 1971, the Indian armed forces were working in an integrated manner, General Bipin Rawat said.