Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pak Supporting Proxy War In J&K, Border With China Peaceful, Army Commanders Given Free Hand By Govt : Army Chief

Highlights of today's presser by Army Chief, ahead of Army Day on Jan 15th : 

- There have been recent strikes by terrorists reflecting their desperation:

- Border with China is peaceful; we are following policy of constructive engagement

- People friendly operations are being conducted by us to compliment the development initiatives being taken by the govt

- All security forces worked tirelesly months before polls to ensure that we have stable environment to conduct J&K Assembly polls

- Our threats & challenges have been growing because of the active borders that we have. 

- No restrictions on Army Commanders,been given a free hand to conduct ops. Zero tolerance towards human rights violations

- Terrorists find it difficult to infiltrate from LoC,are trying from International Border.

- Pakistan is supporting a proxy war in J&K, recent terror attacks show their desperation.

- We (Army) neutralized 110 terrorists last year

- Unless the LAC gets demarcated we cannot go further in solving broader issue of the border 

- Very fact that PM has given suggestion is reflection that it is 1st step towards resolution of border dispute.

- Situation in Afghanistan has definitely improved ,that is why they want to hand over security to Afghan National Army .

- People friendly operations are being conducted by us to compliment the development initiatives being taken by the govt

- Border with China is peaceful; we are following policy of constructive engagement 

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