Deputy Army chief hails technology’s role in warfare

Published: 24th February 2013 09:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2013 09:26 AM   |  A+A-

Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt  Gen Ramesh Halgali on Saturday said, “War is to be fought, designed and executed purely on the basis of scientific technologies.”

He was delivering a lecture on ‘Army and its Role in Nation Building’ organised by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Alumni Association here on Saturday.

While stating that no country can have a cutting edge in warfare unless it has ingenious technologies, he said, “After noticing us struggling to see things ahead of us due to snow in one of the border points, former President Abdul Kalam promised help in 2001. In 2003, the country launched a satellite and the armed staff are guided through during such situations and that has helped the army to monitor the Pakistan border and  completely reduce the infiltration. Such is the power of technology.”

Halgali said that advances in the fields of communication, technology, information and electronics determine the fate of warfare. American soldiers have devices that can receive and transmit information up to 24 MBPS on their body during war situations while the Indian soldiers have devices that can transmit and receive only 12 KBPS. Besides requesting scientists to work towards developing indigenous technologies to equip the army, he called upon them to evolve technologies to equip the illiterate know their rights and to enable them to assert their rights to root out corruption.

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