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Indian troops prepared to deal with China: Gen. Rawat

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

of Bipin on Friday asserted that is well prepared to deal with any emerging threat from the Chinese side.

also averred that the too is dealing with the situation on the diplomatic front.

"It is not because we saw a threat. Chinese troops were very well equipped. So we felt why not send better for our own jawans - better jackets and helmets. It shows that we are better prepared: General Bipin on stylised bulletproof helmets," Rawat said at a press conference here.

"We are capable and also have mechanisms. Troops are earmarked, and should a situation arise, our troops are ready to cater," he added.

In case of a threat at the level, Rawat further said, "We need to have capacities to ensure that ammunition can move from one sector to another and we are focusing on it. We also need to build capacity to move forces from western sector to northern sectors."

On the question of whether was supporting terrorists, Rawat said, "They are not supporting terrorist directly. We have not seen direct support coming."

The is also concentrating more on neighbouring countries of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, he added.

The Army also assured that retreat of both the countries' troop from Doklam plateau, but added that the army is prepared for any change in the situation.

"We have the possibility of more movements after the winter is over. We are prepared to handle," the Army Chief said while assuring that the security forces are manning the border continuously.

"We are more concerned about cyber and information warfare. We have to have good firewalls and systems," Rawat said, adding that the Army is "part of the effort in ensuring cyber security.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 17:00 IST