NEW DELHI: Former Navy chief Arun Prakash said that China is moving ahead in areas such as artificial intelligence and robotics, and the India distracts itself by talking about temples and mosques.
According to News18 report, he said, “For our whole existence as an independent nation, we have seen and suffered from these fissures — linguistic, religious, caste etc. These conflicts have continued throughout our independent existence.”
“What we need to do is to try and tamp them rather than to exploit them… China is talking about artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning and all that. And if we are going to talk about temples and mosques and so on, then obviously we are going to waste time,” he added.
Mr Prakash, who served as the chief of Naval staff from July 2004 to October 2006 also talking about the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said, “One hopes that the recent abrogation of Article 370 and the changes in the status of erstwhile J&K (Jammu and Kashmir) will bring peace and help foster integration and economic development.”