Describing the formation of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and the creation of the Department of Military Affairs as "a very big step towards integration", Naravane said that the force will ensure "this is a success".
Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane briefs the media in Delhi: We will have to train for the future and that is where the emphasis of our training will be. pic.twitter.com/wvypVGXOZO
"As the Army, we swear allegiance to the Constitution of India, and that should guide us in all our actions at all times," the Army chief said, adding that the ethos of "justice, liberty, equality and fraternity enshrined in the Constitution should guide us".
Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane: As the army, we swear allegiance to the Constitution of India, and that should guide us in all our actions at all times. pic.twitter.com/GXfLKXMhEa
The army chief emphasised the significance of Siachen for India and said that "collusion can happen from there".
Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane to ANI: Siachen is very important to us where one formation is looking after western and northern fronts. It is strategically important. It is from there where collusion can happen. pic.twitter.com/aAOsvfEGuC