Army chief Bipin Rawat has warned Pakistan not to attempt any Kargil-like misadventure in future and asserted that the neighbouring country was on the back foot after cross-LoC strikes.
Speaking at a ceremony for commemoration of 20 years of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday said, “My warning to Pakistan is do not ever attempt such a misadventure any time in the future. Anywhere, anytime do not think of it.”
“It was a big misadventure undertaken by the Pakistan army in 1999. They did not appreciate the will and the intent of the Indian political establishment and the Indian armed forces that we will never allow them to succeed,” he said.
General Rawat further said, “No matter what heights they capture the Indian army will always get back to them and recapture those heights. This was evident during the Kargil war in 1999.”
On a question that the Pulwama suicide attack was the result of an “indigenous” effort, General Rawat said, “We are aware of the truth so we don’t have to get carried away by any statement.”
On being questioned about manufacture of arms in India, General Rawat said, “Make in India has already commenced. Guns, helicopters are being manufactured in India. We are also looking for ammunition manufacturing in India. Now AK 203 with a joint venture with Russia will be manufactured in Amethi.”
“We will be happy if anyone willing to share technologies with us. I would say they will be gainer as we have a huge market here. Once a weapon is tested here by the Indian army, it gets world famous,” he added.