Will take ‘stronger steps’ against Pak if compelled to do so: Army Chief

New Delhi, Jan 15: In a stern message, Army Chief Bipin Rawat on Monday warned Pakistan of a strong reaction by India if it continues to violate the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir.

While addressing parade on the eve of 70th Army Day, he said “ceasefire violations by Pakistan happen frequently, to which we respond effectively. We will take even stronger steps against our enemies if we are compelled to do so”.

“Our intelligence based and people-friendly operations in the north-east have managed to limit terrorism to a large extent”.

Flagging concern, Rawat stated, “social media is being used against us, we have to be careful in its use”.

Earlier in a day, the Army Chief presented gallantry award and other awards to his personnel at the Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi.

Army Day marks the day field Marshal KM Cariappa took over as the first Indian Army Chief in 1949. Since then, the country celebrates the occasion with parades and shows.


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