Indian army chief says occupier army will not allow anti-India activities in IOK


New Delhi, Jan. 15 (TNS): Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat asserted on Monday that the occupier army will not allow anti-India activities to succeed in occupied Jammu and Kashmir and it was ready to escalate military offensive to combat alleged cross-border ‘terrorism’ if Islamabad forces it to do so.

Addressing Army personnel on the occasion of Army Day, Rawat also said that disputes along the Line of Actual Control with China were continuing and the Army was trying to stop the Chinese transgressions.

“Ensuring security along the Line of Actual Control (with China) is our main duty,” he said without elaborating further.

Talking about the situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, he blamed that the Pakistan Army has been continuously trying to help ‘terrorists’ sneak into India along the Line of Control (LoC) in occupied J&K.

“We will not let these anti-national elements to succeed at any cost. If we are forced, then we may escalate our military action and carry out (the) ‘other action’,” he said.

“The Army is using its might to teach them a lesson,” the Army chief blasted, adding that, “terrorists and their handlers are creating various challenges within the country by adopting new tactics.”

Rawat said the Army will continue to give a befitting reply to Pakistani action along the border.