Asked about the lessons for India from the Ukraine-Russia crisis, the army chief said: “The biggest lesson is that we have to be prepared to fight future wars with indigenous weapons and in defense of Atmanirbhar India’s direction.” More immediate steps have to be taken. Future wars should be fought with our own weapon systems.”
The Army Chief’s remarks come in the backdrop of efforts by the Indian Armed Forces to ensure regular supply of parts and systems from both Russia and Ukraine, which have been exporting equipment to India for a long time.
General Naravane further said that the crisis shows that wars can happen at any time and India has to be ready for them. “Many lessons can be learned from the Ukraine-Russia war. The crisis shows that wars can happen at any time and we have to be prepared for them. Wars will not only be non-kinetic and will be fought in physical domains as well,” he said .
Russian forces began military operations in Ukraine on 24 February, three days after Moscow recognized separate regions of Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk, as independent republics, followed by “demilitarization” and “denying” Ukraine. Announced for a “special military operation”. (ANI)
First published:March 8, 2022, 9:19 pm