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  India   All India  29 Oct 2017  Will procure new equipment to bolster surveillance along China, Pak borders: Rawat

Will procure new equipment to bolster surveillance along China, Pak borders: Rawat

PTI
Published : Oct 29, 2017, 1:44 pm IST
Updated : Oct 29, 2017, 1:44 pm IST

Rawat also talked about steps being taken to carry forward the Army's modernisation plan.

Rawat made the remarks at an event organised to celebrate the Infantry Day of the Army. (Photo: PTI/File)
 Rawat made the remarks at an event organised to celebrate the Infantry Day of the Army. (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: New equipment will be procured to bolster surveillance mechanism along the borders with China and Pakistan, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Saturday.

He made the remarks at an event organised to celebrate the Infantry Day of the Army.

Rawat also talked about steps being taken to carry forward the Army's modernisation plan.

He said surveillance mechanism will be strengthened along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir as well as the along the northern border.

The Army put on an impressive show featuring martial traditions and extraordinary marching skills with arms at the India Gate here to celebrate the Infantry Day.

The Infantry Day is celebrated on October 27 as it was on this day in 1947 that an Infantry Company of the First Battalion of the Sikh Regiment was airlifted from Delhi to Srinagar to push back tribals from Pakistan who had invaded Jammu and Kashmir with the support of Pakistan Army.

Tags: india-china border, india-pakistan, surveillance mechanism, bipin rawat
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