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Army chief's stern message to Pakistan: 'Infiltrators will be buried two-and-a-half feet under the ground'

The Surgical Strikes Were A Message We Wanted To Communicate. I Think They Have Understood. If The Adversary Does Not Behave, And It Is Required, We Can Conduct Such Operations Again. We Can Repeat Them, If Not In The Same Form And Shape, Reiterated Gen Rawat.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Tahir Qureshi | Updated on: 26 Sep 2017, 12:37:18 PM

New Delhi:

As the country is celebrating the first anniversary of successful execution of the surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC), Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday, in a direct caveat to Pakistan, said that it should stop cross-border terrorism and if it fails to do so then India possesses an array of penalizing measures to ruin its evil designs.

“The Indian Army, with a strong counter-infiltration grid along the 778-km Line of Control and robust counter-terrorism operations in the hinterland, is also ready to keep on ‘welcoming’ infiltrating terrorists and ‘burying them two-and-a-half feet under the ground," said General Rawat.

General Rawat said the successful surgical strikes by Indian Special Forces on September 29 last year were intended to send a loud and clear message to Pakistan.

"The surgical strikes were a message we wanted to communicate. I think they have understood. If the adversary does not behave, and it is required, we can conduct such operations again. We can repeat them, if not in the same form and shape," reiterated Gen Rawat.

“India, as a strong country is capable of taking such decisions if and when required in keeping with its national security objectives,” he added. 

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First Published : 25 Sep 2017, 10:55:34 PM