Pakistan is providing support to ‘terror’ groups along western border: Bipin Rawat

bipin rawat, kashmir, militancy

Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said that the Indian Army will not hesitate to take strong action to deal with ‘terror activities’ along the border with Pakistan.

“The country along India’s western border is providing support to terror groups and the Indian Army is dealing with them effectively,” Gen Rawat said in an obvious reference to Pakistan.

“We are ensuring moral dominance along border in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said while addressing Army personnel on the occasion of Army Day here.

The Indian Army will not hesitate to take strong action to deal with “terror activities along the western border”, Gen Rawat was quoted as saying by PTI.

He said new guidelines are being followed to maintain peace and tranquillity along the border in the eastern sector.

“We will keep reviewing the situation along the eastern border,” he said, referring to the border.

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