March 29, 2023

army: Army to thwart bids to alter border status quo: Naravane | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Army will thwart any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo along the country’s borders, Army General M M Naravane said on Saturday, stressing that no one should make the mistake of testing the country’s resolve.
Addressing the annual Army Day parade, during which the 13-lakh force’s new combat uniform with a “digital disruptive pattern” was also displayed, Gen Naravane said the last year was “extremely challenging” due to the ongoing military confrontation with China in eastern Ladakh as well as Covid pandemic.
Referring to the 14th round of Corps commander-level talks between India and China on January 12, he said steps were being taken to keep the situation under control. “Joint efforts at various levels led to disengagement in many areas which is a constructive step.
The efforts will continue to find a solution on the basis of mutual and equal security,” he said. Gen Naravane, however, added, “Our patience is a sign of our self-confidence, but no one should make the mistake of testing it… Our message is clear, the Indian Army won’t let any attempt to unilaterally change status quo along country’s borders to succeed.”
The Army also displayed its new lighter, stronger and more climate-friendly combat uniform during the parade, which has been finalised after extensive consultations with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and study of the military uniforms of other countries, as was earlier reported by TOI. The ergonomically-designed camouflage fatigues, with the new “digital disruptive pattern” and a mix of colours from earthen to olive, is suitable for the diverse terrains like jungles, mountains and deserts in which the force operates.
The shirt-like jacket, with a combat T-shirt underneath, will not be tucked into the trouser in the new uniform.

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