The Indian Army will not hesitate to take strong action to deal with terror activities along the border with Pakistan, Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said on January 15.
“We are ensuring moral dominance along the border in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said while addressing Army personnel on the occasion of Army Day here.
The Indian Army will not hesitate to take strong action to deal with terror activities along the western border, Gen. Rawat said. He said new guidelines are being followed to maintain peace and tranquillity along the border in the eastern sector.
“We will keep reviewing the situation along the eastern border,” he said, referring to the border with China. “Our soldiers will not allow any compromise in guarding the border in the eastern sector.”
“Youths in Jammu and Kashmir are being terrorised and forced to take up arms… We do not want that people in J&K are disturbed. Our neighbouring country has a hand in these activities. Terrorists are being trained and given arms by our neighbouring country,” the Army chief said in an obvious reference to Pakistan.
The Army, he asserted, was carrying out major restructuring and modernisation of the Army.
“The security challenge facing the country will become more complex in the coming years. We will have to keep enhancing our combat prowess so that we can defeat our adversaries. I assure that we will keep the trust reposed on us by the people of the country,” he said.
Lastly, referring to criticism of the Army’s pyramidal structure, the Army chief said, “For us, the VIP is the jawan who faces the enemy along the LoC.”