On January 16, at the third edition of the Raisina Dialogue that was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Army chief General Bipin Rawat among others, speaking at the occasion, General Rawat questioned the increasing use of technology among terrorist groups. He also expressed his concerns about the misuse of nuclear and chemical weapons by terrorist groups and called it ‘A disaster for humanity’ if it falls into the wrong hands.
While speaking at Raisina Dialogue, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said, “Terrorists are using systems which are highly technology enabled and transcending international borders. We need to disrupt terrorists & their sponsors.” General Rawat also said, “Need to identify nations who are sponsors.”
He further continued, “The threat of nuclear and chemical weapons falling into the hands of terrorists can be a disaster for humanity.”
“Putting some checks & curbs on Internet & social media that terrorist organisations always resort to, in a democratic country people won’t like it, but have to take a call on whether we want safe & secure environment or willing to accept curbs temporarily so terrorism can be dealt with,” said the Army chief.
Speaking at the Rasina Dialogue, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Most notably the quest for modernity, the quest for innovation is being challenged by radical Islam and its terrorist offshoots from a variety of corners and this can upset the international system.” Netanyahu further continued, “One of the ways to overcome such a challenge is to strengthen the relationship between our two great democracies. The alliances of democracies are important to secure our common future.”
On January 15 which is also observed as Army Day, General Bipin Rawat gave a stern message to Pakistan while he was speaking on the occasion. “We will not let these anti-national elements to succeed at any cost. If we are forced, then we may escalate our military action and carry out (the) ‘other action’,” he said. The Army is using its might to “teach them a lesson”, he said.