Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor has said that asymmetric warfare was a “matter of concern” for the country and the Special Forces were being modernised and equipped to deal with it.

“There is a whole set of new equipment which we have thought of for the Para (Special Forces) modernisation, especially in view of the fact that asymmetric and fourth generation warfare are a matter for concern,” Gen. Kapoor told PTI on the sidelines of the Parachute Regiment reunion here.

In asymmetric warfare, non-state actors fight against conventional state machinery and apply innovative ways for carrying out strikes such as the 26/11 attacks.

Commenting on the spurt in activities of Taliban in Pakistan and Indian armed forces’ preparedness to deal with the threat, he said, “I would like to ensure the country that we are ready to face any challenge.”

On the training standards and the equipment of Indian Special Forces, Army Training Command Chief and senior Para officer Lt. Gen. A.S. Lamba said, “I think we are among the best and we are making endeavours to improve our equipment and are very well geared up to put our best foot forward.”

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