Indian new Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat over possibilities of war against Pakistan

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Indian new Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat over possibilities of war against Pakistan

NEW DELHI - Indian new Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat responds over possibilities of war against Pakistan.

Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Monday said it was very difficult to predict if a scenario of a war with Pakistan would emerge or not but all the defence services were prepared to take on any challenge.

The top general, who inducted the Sukhoi-30 MKI squadron here, was responding to a question about any possibility of war emerging between India and Pakistan.

"All the defence services are tasked to be prepared for any option that may emerge.

It is very difficult to predict a scenario. But, we are always prepared for any task that may be assigned to us," Gen Rawat said.

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) said his new role was aimed at integrating defence systems and the three services (the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force).

It was for this reason the post of CDS was created, he said.

"...we will keep moving towards better integration and jointness," Rawat, who was appointed the country's first Chief of Defence Staff on December 30 last year, added.