CDS highlights modern warfare challenges to Agniveers in Bengaluru | India News – Times of India


BENGALURU: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Anil Chauhan, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, visited the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre on 20 May to address the Agniveers, a group of young recruits dedicated to military service and citizenship.
Gen Chauhan’s address, marked by wisdom and foresight, resonated deeply with the Agniveers, setting a transformative tone for their military journey.He emphasized the noble purpose of military service, highlighting its crucial role in the nation’s defense framework. He described the Agniveers not just as soldiers but as future leaders, innovators, and defenders of the nation’s sovereignty.
Acknowledging the evolving nature of warfare, Gen Chauhan stressed the importance of understanding the complexities and unpredictability of modern conflicts, including cyber warfare, artificial intelligence, and asymmetric threats. He highlighted the need for technology integration and continuous learning, urging the Agniveers to stay updated with the latest advancements and adopt innovative combat approaches.
Expressing gratitude for their commitment to the Armed Forces, Gen Chauhan recognized the personal challenges faced by the Agniveers and their families. He assured them that despite the hardships, their journey would be immensely rewarding, contributing to their personal growth and instilling a deep sense of pride in serving the nation.
The CDS praised the Regimental Centre and its instructors for creating an excellent training environment, emphasizing the critical role of professional instructors in shaping the future of the Armed Forces. He noted that the quality of training directly impacts operational readiness and urged the instructors to maintain high standards.
In his closing remarks, Gen Chauhan extended his best wishes to the Agniveers, encouraging them to strive for excellence, uphold integrity and honor, and serve as role models for their peers. He stressed the importance of steadfast commitment to nation-building and making a positive impact.
The visit concluded with a charged atmosphere of pride and optimism, as the Agniveers, inspired by Gen Chauhan’s words, reaffirmed their dedication to selflessness and service to the motherland.


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