The Coast Guard has been pursuing the first ever joint case for the acquisition of vehicles for shallow water operations.
Referring to army action to destroy terror hideouts along the Myanmar border, General Rawat said the Indian Army would not let any terror organisation use Indian soil to carry out terror activities.
The combat jet was piloted by Air Vice Marshal N. Tiwari while the Army chief was the co-pilot in the tandem-seater cockpit.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat stresses for tapping Artificial Intelligence, bid Data for defence forces
It was important to start understanding the relevance of AI and Big Data computing and how to incorporate this in into the defence system, Bipin Rawat said.
Won't hesitate to take strong action against terror activities along LoC: General Bipin Rawat on Army Day
Rawat said new guidelines are being followed to maintain peace and tranquillity along the border in the eastern sector.
At the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi a day earlier, General Rawat had said any talks with the Taliban must be held without preconditions, sparking protests from several Kashmiri leaders.
Gen Rawat, during his annual press conference, said such actions are forbidden in the Army. At the same time, he added that the security forces are not above the law.
The Army chief today said that they were only facilitators for peace in Jammu and Kashmir and that forces had managed the situation well along the northern and western borders.
His comments came even as the Afghan Taliban called off talks with US officials scheduled in Qatar this week reportedly over an 'agenda disagreement'.
Terrorism is here to stay as long as there are nations that continue to sponsor it as a state policy, Rawat said, without naming Pakistan.
Rawat was speaking to the media on the sidelines of an annual function at Bhosla Military School here.
It also was mulling recruiting women for the military police, he told reporters here on the sidelines of the combined graduation parade at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal on the city outskirts.
It is often seen that people feel the Army is a means of employment, a means to get a job, said the Army chief on Thursday.
The Army chief snubbed Pakistan PM Imran Khan's comment that the 2008 Mumbai attack was an act of terrorism and that resolving the case was in Pakistan's interest.
Hooda, however, maintained on Saturday that there was too much hype about the surgical strikes.