Army developing capability to deal with drone threats: Naravane

Army Chief General MM Naravane said on Thursday that the easy availability of drones increased the complexity of security challenges and the Indian Army is developing the capability to effectively deal with these threats. Whether it is from elements sponsored by the government of a country or originated by a country itself. General Naravane said that the security establishment is well aware of the challenges and has adopted some security measures. Regarding the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army Chief said that in February, there was a ceasefire between the armies of India and Pakistan. 

 There has been no infiltration along the Line of Control since the consent. Due to this, the number of terrorists in Kashmir has come down and terrorist incidents have also come down. "There will always be elements who will try to disrupt the process of peace and development, we have to deal with them. Gen Naravane said India-China talks on the border dispute in eastern Ladakh have helped build confidence and the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has been normal since the forces withdrew from Pangong Lake and Kailas Range in February. 

He expressed confidence in the early resolution of other issues but added that the developments on the northern border last year are a strong reminder that the army has to be constantly prepared and adopt modern techniques of warfare to protect the country's territorial integrity needs to be adopted.