Terrorism and peace talks can’t take place together, says Army Chief Bipin Rawat

New Delhi, Sep 23 : Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said cancellation of talks with Pakistan is the right decision as  Indian government’s policy is that talks and  terrorism can’t take place together and Pakistan has to prove with their actions that they aren’t promoting terrorism.

“I think the government has taken the right decision that terrorism & peace talks cannot be held together,”Rawat said.

“Only the government can decide if talks should be held in such an environment & I think govt has taken the right decision that terrorism & peace talks can not be held together,” Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said.

“They (Pakistan) keep saying that they won’t let their soil be used for terrorist activities against other nation. But we can see that terrorist activities are taking place and  terrorists are coming from across the border,” Army Chief said.

“Talks aren’t being held,because our govt’s policy is that talks and  terrorism can’t take place together. We’ve given a clear message to Pakistan. Government’s policy is clear that Pakistan has to prove with their actions that they aren’t promoting terrorism, ” he said.

Welcoming India’s decision to call off talks, Bipin Rawat said that  it’s time to “give it back” to Pakistan Army and terrorists, Pakistan Army has said that the nuclear-powered nation is “ready for war”.

Pakistan Director General of Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor said, “We are always ready and prepared for war. War happens when either side is unprepared for it.”

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