Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue 2018 event in New Delhi, General Rawat warned that militants’ access to nuclear warfare could mean doom for mankind.
“The threat of nuclear and chemical weapons falling in the hands of terrorists can be a disaster for humanity,” he said.
“The terrorists are using systems which are highly technology enabled and transcending international borders. We need to disrupt terrorists and their sponsors. Need to identify nations who are sponsors,” he said.
“In a democratic country, people won’t like it but have to take a call on whether we want safe and secure environment or willing to accept curbs (on social media) temporarily so terrorism can be dealt with,” he said.
“The threat of the use of CBRN (Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) weapons is becoming a reality, particularly from the non-state actors,” he said last week.