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On Army Day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Tells Military to Be Future-ready

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses at ‘Shaurya Sandhya’ during the 75th Army Day celebrations, in Bengaluru, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked the army to be future-ready at a time when lessons should be learnt from the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Speaking at the 75th Indian Army Day event at the Army Service Corps (ASC) Bengaluru, he called upon the armed forces to enhance their adoption capabilities and that in the coming days all major armed forces would boost their security mechanism.

Over the years, there has been a significant change in every field – from society, politics to economy. Security challenges have also witnessed that change, Singh said.

Not only the security challenges are evolving with time, the pace of that change is also increasing rapidly, he said at the celebrations here, which is happening for the first time outside the national capital.

“Drones, underwater drones and weapons powered by artificial intelligence are being used today. This era has become technology-intensive. Latest technological advancements have increased these challenges,” Singh said.

Lauding the armed forces for adapting to the constantly-evolving times and dealing with the challenges with poise, patience and bravery, the Defence Minister exhorted them to further develop their capabilities and implement the lessons learnt from the ever-evolving global security scenario, including the Ukrainian conflict.

He stated that militaries across the world are actively engaged in modernisation and are working on new ideas, technologies and their organisational structure.

He urged the Indian Armed Forces to work on their strategies, tactics and policies keeping the future challenges in mind.

“Every today becomes tomorrow’s yesterday. Any military or organisation, which prepares itself only according to the present soon becomes old and ineffective. It is

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses at 'Shaurya Sandhya' during the 75th Army Day celebrations, in Bengaluru, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked the army to be future-ready at a time when lessons should be learnt from the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Speaking at the 75th Indian Army Day event at the Army Service Corps (ASC) Bengaluru, he called upon the armed forces to enhance their adoption capabilities and that in the coming days all major armed forces would boost their security mechanism.

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