May repeat surgical strike if peace not reciprocated: Army chief

Srinagar: Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said India was offering peace to its “adversary” and but if the offer was not reciprocated, India will continue with operations like the “surgical strike”, media report said on Friday.

“Our aim is to ensure peace. We are trying to ensure there is no need for conducting another surgical strike,” the report quoted General Rawat to have said while addressing a press conference ahead of the Army Day on15 January.
“Our offer to the adversary is if you reciprocate offer of peace in same manner, the need to conduct a surgical strike will not arise,” the report quoted the General to have said.
“But if that offer of peace and tranquillity is not reciprocated in an appropriate manner, this method of execution of operation (surgical strike) will continue,” the General said.
General Rawat also said that Pakistan has recently conveyed through the military channels that it was willing to enforce the ceasefire along the Line of Control and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, the report added.

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