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Army to have tech-driven soldiers soon

Source: PTI
January 18, 2007 18:37 IST
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With soldiers being trained to handle computers under a campaign called "Saathi", the army will soon have technology-driven troopers, a senior commander Thursday. Computers will make Indian Army jawans technology-driven in future network-centric warfare," Daljeet Singh, general officer commanding-in-chief, Western Command, told reporters after an investiture ceremony in Jammu.

Terming technology as a future need, Singh said the Indo-Pak border has been equipped with sensors and thermal imaging objects to defeat the designs of infiltrators. Regarding the setting up of 9 Corps, which was carved out from the 16 Corps based at Nagrota here, he said this was done to focus on the needs of future warfare.

"The 16 Corps was a big unit with large area and there was a need for creating another corps to look after the plains area falling ahead of Jammu towards Punjab," he said, adding demarcation has been done and Jammu area, which is part of 9 Corps now, comes under the Western Command. Singh said the security situation along the Indo-Pak border is well under control.

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