Major part of Army’s budget used for country’s development: Army Chief


A major part of the Army’s budget was being utilised in developing infrastructure, schools and hospitals in remote areas of the country, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said, adding that the impression that Indian armed forces were capable of securing the borders gave confidence to foreign investors.

General Rawat, who delivered a lecture on ‘Indian Army in Nation Building’ at the Jindal Global University (JGU), said the Indian Army was a “humane Army” and had been effectively handling terrorist challenges in a professional manner.

He also said the armed forces personnel needed to keep abreast of latest technological developments in order to take on futuristic challenges with the emergence of artificial intelligence.

He said the armed forces in India had not only been addressing conflicts but also contributing to the nation’s growth.