Army chief General Bipin Rawat has said that Centre’s decision of appointing former Director of Intelligence Bureau, Dineshwar Sharma, as interlocutor for Jammu & Kashmir will not impact Army operations in the state. Mr Rawat also said, government is speaking from a position of strength on Kashmir. He was speaking at a function in New Delhi today.
General Rawat further said major requirement as of now is Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, to keep eye on adversaries on western and northern borders. He said Army is also looking at Electronic Warfare system to keep an eye not just on borders but in hinterland also. The Army Chief stressed on the need for faster upgradation of the armed forces and also called for heightened surveillance and reconnaissance on the borders for tracking the movement of adversaries.
Sometime back, sending out a stern warning to terrorists across the border who are waiting to attack India, General Rawat said, the surgical strike was conducted to send a message and if our adversaries do not understand, it will be repeated.