New Delhi: If there is skill, then escalation may not necessarily lead to war, Army chief MM Naravne said taking about the new horizons of India’s defence sector and Balakot airstrike. He also said that using blockchain technologies and direct energy weapons like laser is not far away. Also Read - 'Wanted to Show Ghus Kar Maarenge,' Says Ex-Air Chief Dhanoa on First Anniversary of Balakot Airstrikes

“We are also focusing on dynamic response. We are refining our capacities on both the western and northern borders. We are developing both kinetic and non-kinetic methods,” the army chief said. Also Read - What if Abhinandan Varthaman Flew a Rafale Instead of MiG 21: Former Air Chief Reveals Details of Balakot Airstrike



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On China’s prowess in the Pacific region, the army chief said, “China has not been involved in real hardcore combat for a few decades now, yet its regular showcasing of its military might has created this aura of China being the undisputed military leader in key technology domain.”

Putting ISIS ahead of the armies of the US and the UK, the army chief said that the IS is far more adept in using social media for devastating effects.

What is a victory in war? The army chief said it has to be nuanced. “Rise of non-state actors like terrorists demands that victory in war is formulated in a nuanced manner,” he said.