Army Chief General Naravane warns Pakistan, China, says this about situation at LAC

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    Army Chief General Naravane alerts Pakistan, China, says this about scenario at LAC

    Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Tuesday said that both Pakistan and China form a “potent” risk.


    Army Chief General Naravane

    Indian Army Chief General Naravane

    Upgraded: Jan 12, 2021, 06: 37 PM IST

    In a direct attack on Pakistan and China, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Tuesday (January 12) stated that both these nations form a “potent” threat, and the “danger of collusivity” is constantly there.

    Resolving his annual press conference, General Naravane stated, “Pakistan and China together form a powerful threat and the hazard of collusivity can not be wished away,” adding “Pakistan continues to welcome terrorism. We have zero-tolerance for horror. We reserve our right to react at a time and place of our own picking and with accuracy. This is a clear message we have sent out across.”

    The Army Chief included, “We did so and came out on the top. The primary challenge was COVID-19 and the circumstance at the northern borders … We have actually maintained a high state of awareness the whole time the northern borders. We are wishing for a tranquil solution but are all set to fulfill any possibility. All logistics are looked after. A broad roadmap has actually been prepared to generate all the new technologies to develop a technology-enabled army to satisfy difficulties of future.”

    Describing the issue of security obstacles at the Line of Actual Control, Naravane said a need was felt about “rebalancing” of troops along the northern borders, including “that is what we have actually put in location now.”

    General Naravane expressed hope that India and China will be able to reach an arrangement for disengagement along LAC in Eastern Ladakh, adding “I am confident of discovering a solution to the issue on the basis of mutual and equal security.”

    On The Other Hand, General Naravane ruled out any strategies of sending troops on the ground in Afghanistan, reaffirming New Delhi’s long-standing policy of “no boots on the ground”. “As far as Afghanistan is concerned, there are no strategies whatsoever to devote boots on the ground and neither do we imagine such a circumstance establishing in the near future,” he said.

    It may be recalled that in 2017, the then Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had actually dismissed existence of Indian soldiers on the ground. At that time, United States President Donald Trump wanted India to send its forces to Afghanistan.

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