New Delhi: On 27th October 2018 Bipin Rawat Army Chief sent a tough message to Pakistan, mentioning that if Islamabad continues to support cross-border terrorism, then the Indian Army can resort to “other actions” too.
Accusing Pakistan of trying to hindering development in the state, Rawat warned the neighboring country.
“Pakistan is fully aware they can never succeed, terror is another way by them to keep the pot boiling. They want to stall development in Kashmir but Indian state is strong enough to counter everything, and we are fully capable of carrying out different operations.” –Bipin Rawat
On September 28, 2016, the Army had carried out “surgical strikes” on terror launch pads across the Line of Actual Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir following a string of terror attacks on military installations in India by Pakistan-based terror groups.
In the past month, Army Chief had expressed the need for another surgical strike on terror launch pads across the Line of Control twice. In September, the Army chief stressed on the need to “avenge” the “barbaric” acts carried out by the Pakistani Army and terrorists against Indian soldiers, saying it was time to “give it back in the same coin”.
Army Chief also talked about the death of a 22-year-old soldier in an incident of stone-pelting in Anantnag district of South Kashmir.
“The jawan who lost his life after being attacked by stone pelters was guarding a border roads team which was constructing roads, and then we have some ppl saying don’t treat stone pelters like OGWs(over ground workers) of terrorists.” –Bipin Rawat
On 25th October evening, Quick Reaction Team was providing security to a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) convoy whose part was Sepoy Rajendra Singh. When the convoy was passing through the Anantnag bypass tri-junction near NH-44, few youths threw stones at the vehicle and after being hit by a stone directly on the head Singh was injured. Singh was provided first aid and rushed to 92 Base Hospital, but yielded to his head injury on 26th, October.