NEW DELHI: Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat while ssked about a recent report from the Pentagon which said China may build ports in Pakistan , the Army chief said: "Everyone is interested in getting access to the Indian Ocean Region.
Pakistan is also building strategic ports in Myanmar."
In this context, he referred to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) "being built crossing through parts of Pakistan Kashmir."
Talking about modernisation of the Army, Gen Rawat said there was no problem of funds as the government was clearing procurements based on the priorities expressed by the forces.
"The government is giving required funds. I don't think there is any problem with procurement. Government is not denying procurement... guns are coming, aircraft are coming," he said.
"The government has said funds will be made available as per requirement. What I am getting as my budget is only for running the Army," he said.
A parliamentary panel in its report tabled in Parliament in the budget session had said budgetary provisioning to army is critically short and is likely to affect adversely the modernisation process as well as the operational preparedness of the force. - Zee News