1. We had Government’s approval this time, says Former Army Chief on surgical strikes

We had Government’s approval this time, says Former Army Chief on surgical strikes

Amidst all the hue and cry over surgical strikes and some demanding for proofs of whether the strikes have been conducted at all, Former Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor today said that Indian Army is totally apolitical, secular and pro-national.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 5, 2016 5:37 PM
The Former Army Chief added that there's a qualitative difference in Surgical strikes carried out this time. This time they had formal approval and sanction of the Government. The Former Army Chief added that there’s a qualitative difference in Surgical strikes carried out this time. This time they had formal approval and sanction of the Government.

Amidst all the hue and cry over surgical strikes and some demanding for proofs of whether the strikes have been conducted at all, Former Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor today said that Indian Army is totally apolitical, secular and pro-national.

The General who served as the Chief of the Indian Army from 2007-2010 in an interview with ANI gave his insights on the recent controversies created with statements of Arvind Kejriwal and some Congress leaders.

Kapoor said ”Army was there to do a task assigned to them and they did it, briefed the press and now there should be no doubt about it.”

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad had also said on Tuesday that doubting the strike is an insulting act done by Kejriwal. He targeted both Kejriwal and Congress leader P Chidambaram by saying that with these doubts, they shouldn’t belittle the act of courage and leadership the Army is exhibiting.

The Former Army Chief added that there’s a qualitative difference in Surgical strikes carried out this time. This time they had formal approval and sanction of the Government.

Kapoor, throwing more light on the operation said that the Pakistan Army, DGMO and the rest of the world was informed on this, this indicates paradigm shift from defensive policy to offensive defence design.

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