He said, "It is being raised from scratch. The recruitments are on. As it is, to prepare an army soldier it takes about three years from recruitment process to training and then orienting and finally their deployment."
General Rawat went on to discuss modernization plans of the Army, saying that the Government is aware of our all needs and is supporting us in every manner. "Make in India is a good initiative, it will give results in two to three years," said General Rawat.
General Rawat added that all armies across the world maintain an inventory in the ratio of the 30:40:30. Here, 30 per cent equipment is state of the art technology, 40 per cent is undergoing modernization and the rest 30 per cent is obsolete, which requires an upgrade.
General Bipin Rawat concluded by saying that the Indian Army's preparations are not against any specific country.
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