Future warfare to be 'hybrid', need to enhance capabilities: Army chief

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New Delhi, India Published: Nov 15, 2017, 05:46 PM(IST)

General Bipin Rawat was speaking at the third national security lecture on 'Media as a forced multiplier for national security' in New Delhi on December 6. Photograph:( ANI )

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Battlefields of the future will be 'complex' and warfare 'hybrid' in nature, General Bipin Rawat said while stressing the need for enhancing required capabilities to tackle such scenarios.

Battlefields of the future will be "complex" and warfare "hybrid" in nature, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday while stressing the need for enhancing required capabilities to tackle such scenarios.

With changing patterns in terrain, armoured vehicles like battle tanks must have the capacity and capability to operate on the western as well the northern borders, the Army chief said.

He was addressing the inaugural session of a seminar on 'Future Armoured Vehicles India 2017' here.

"The future battlefield will be complex," Gen Rawat said. While fighting battles in conventional domains, the sub-conventional domain "just cannot be overlooked". The two have to be concurrent, he noted.

"And of course, there will be the hybrid use of warfare that will get entwined within. So there will be the use of space, cyber, there will be information warfare in war time," Rawat said.

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