We have to stay a step ahead of militants: Indian Army.

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    We have to stay a step ahead of militants: Indian Army.
    PTI | Nov 1, 2011, 08.20PM IST

    NEW DELHI: Lt Gen Shri Krishna Singh, a veteran Gorkha soldier, today took over as the Army's vice chief and asked the troops to remain vigilant to "stay one step ahead" of militants.

    Singh succeeded Lt Gen Arvinder Singh Lamba, who superannuated yesterday.

    "The militants tend to acquire new techniques and we have to be vigilant always to stay one step ahead of them," he told reporters soon after taking over the new post.

    He said the Army was well-prepared to tackle both external and internal challenges faced by the country.

    Lt Gen Singh is also one of the first officers to have been commissioned into the Army after the 1971 Bangladesh War.

    Prior to this appointment, the Gorkha officer was commanding the Jaipur-based South Western Army.

    In his career span of over 35 years, the General officer has commanded a brigade in Siachen Glacier, an infantry division on Line of Control and the Leh-based 14 Corps.

    He has the privilege of being Colonel of 8 Gorkha Rifles (Sam's Own) since April 1, 2006, of which Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw was the first Colonel post-Independence.

    With over two years in office, Singh will have an enormous task of ensuring that Army's future force structures are capable of meeting current and future obligations based on a 'threat cum capability approach'.

    We have to stay a step ahead of militants: Indian Army - The Times of India

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