1. Army Chief Bipin Rawat interview: Can tackle Pakistan and China simultaneously, but want peace

Army Chief Bipin Rawat interview: Can tackle Pakistan and China simultaneously, but want peace

"As far as armed forces are concerned, we are tasked to be prepared for a two-front war and I think we are capable of carrying out our task in whatever manner that we may be asked to do by the political hierarchy," Gen Rawat said.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 2, 2017 9:24 PM
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Newly appointed Army Chief Bipin Rawat on Monday said that dynamics of terrorism is constantly changing, and that army has to think ahead in that direction. “The fact that terrorists infiltrating from adversary’s side means that they are getting support from them(Pakistani forces),” The Army Chief said in a conversation with Times Now. “We also have to think ahead, and ball has already rolling in that direction,” Army Chief said.

Rawat, in another interview with news channel News X, said that Indian Army is prepared for a two-front war involving Pakistan and China simultaneously but emphasised on the need to look at cooperation and not confrontation with Beijing.

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“As far as armed forces are concerned, we are tasked to be prepared for a two-front war and I think we are capable of carrying out our task in whatever manner that we may be asked to do by the political hierarchy,” Gen Rawat told NewsX channel. “We want peace at the borders because civilians lose the most,” he said.

Discussing Surgical strikes, the new army chief said that it was well though through operation. He said that today four border personnel meetings took place at the LAC. “This is to ensure that while we may be competing with each other for space, economic development, prosperity, there are also areas of cooperation. And I think that should be our focus area. Rather than looking at confrontation, we need to look at cooperation with China,” he said. Rawat gave interview to news channels India Today TV, Times Now, and News X on Monday.

 

 

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    Vincent Chin
    Jan 4, 2017 at 5:25 am
    How did things ever come down to this? This is very disheartening news. Had India persisted and maintain good friendship with China since its independence in 1947 till today, I reckon India and China will be much closer today than the all-weather friendship between stan and China. That would be stan's greatest nightmare. But India chose the wrong strategy and time will reveal that it is heading down the wrong side of history. Many Indians say India should develop itself to be strong but it's easier said than done. Don't you think India doesn't want to be strong for the last 60 years? But can it do so without the help, cooperation and support of its neighbours? Instead of looking inwards for fault lines, it is blaming its neighbours for its failures and accusing them of containment. The amazing thing is that stan and China have both invited India to partite in CPEC and other China Initiatives but India is narrow-minded, suious and has a tribal mentality. It wants to own Indian Ocean all by itself like a spoilt child. So, India is cornered into creating imaginary enemies to justify their enmity and unconstructive actions.
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    1. Sami Shahid
      Jan 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm
      Stop providing shelter to your good terrorists in upper north kashmir or else your good terrorists will bite you like a snake !
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