Army Chief says it’s tough to keep soldiers off social media, but can teach them to use it right

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2018 7:13:36 pm

Army chief Bipin Rawat said if the armed forces don’t keep pace with time and the manner in which the social media is moving forward then it will be “fire-fighting” to keep up with time. (File)

Underlining the importance of social media as a tool to combat proxy war and terrorism, Army chief Bipin Rawat said Army personnel can’t be denied the use of smartphones, reported PTI. While delivering a keynote address on ‘Social Media and the Armed Forces’ to a gathering of senior officials from the three armed services, Rawat said if the armed forces don’t keep pace with time and the manner in which the social media is moving forward then it will be “fire-fighting” to keep up with time.

Rawat said if applications are being created for soldiers then how can they be denied the use of smartphones, referring to a mobile app designed for the welfare of soldiers and officers.

army smarpthone social media Rawat said if applications are being created for soldiers then how can they be denied the use of smartphones, referring to a mobile app designed for the welfare of soldiers and officers.

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