Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Monday warned of stepping up military action against Pakistan if it does not stop infiltration of militants into Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing armymen on the occasion of Army Day, Gen Rawat also said that disputes along the Line of Actual Control in northern border (China) were continuing and transgressions were taking place and “We are working to stop them”.
Pakistan Army has been continuously trying to help militants sneak into India along LoC (Line of Control) in J&K, he said, adding “We are using our might to teach them a lesson.”
“If we are forced, then we may resort to ‘other action’ by stepping up military offensive,” he said.
The Army chief also said that Pakistan was trying to disrupt social harmony, citing attacks on the Amarnath pilgrims and killing of Jammu and Kashmir policemen and soldiers like Lt. Umar Fayaz.
“It is an attempt to target our national unity and social fabric. We will not allow these anti-national forces to succeed.”
Gen Rawat said that in the country’s northeast, people-friendly operations had curbed terror though some groups were still trying to disrupt peace.
“The Indian Army has coordinated with Assam rifles and others to isolate these groups and is continuing operations.”
He said the government was in talks to ensure return of normalcy to the northeastern states.