Pakistan Using New Methods to Create Unrest in Jammu and Kashmir: Army Chief

Parrikar said Pakistan paid for its \"misadventure\", adding that India had clearly won the war even though skeptics said it was a draw.

Published: 01st September 2015 04:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2015 04:54 PM   |  A+A-

Dalbir-Singh
By PTI

NEW DELHI: Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh today accused Pakistan of using "new methods" for creating unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and said that recent incidents of terrorist violence were clear pointers towards its attempts to extendthe arc of violence to other areas.

He said that the commitment of his force has increased manyfold in scope and intensity in past few years.

"(Because of) the frequency of ceasefire violation and infiltration bids by our western neighbour, the border remains live and active," he said adding that "new methods" continue to be employed to create unrest in J&K.

"Recent incidents of terrorist violence are clear pointers...to extend this arc of violence to other areas," he said.

Gen Singh, who was addressing a tri-services seminar here on the 1965 Indo-Pak war, said the Indian military was "acutely aware" that "swift, short nature of future wars" arelikely to offer limited warning time.

"This calls for maintaining very high levels of operational preparedness at all times, something that has nowbecome inherent in our operational strategy," he said.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who also spoke on the event, said the security situation is more complex and nuanced than earlier and called for round-the-clock vigilance.

"The security environment today is complex, nuanced compared to earlier. Therefore, we need to be vigilant takinginto account all dimension so that all emerging challenges are uitably addressed," Parrikar said.

A cursory analysis of 1965 war highlights the fact thatthe entire military establishment of the nation needs to "constantly refine its capabilities in order to ensure counter to any hostile environment," he said.

The Minister also said that school textbooks should include stories of valour from the war so that today's generation gets to know about the sacrifices rendered by the soldiers.

Both he and the Army Chief said that the 1965 war had dealt a heavy blow to Pakistan.

Parrikar praised the leadership of then Prime MinisterLal Bahadur Shastri.

On his part, Gen Singh said the war displayed "boldleadership" at all levels.

Parrikar said Pakistan paid for its "misadventure", adding that India had clearly won the war even though skeptics said it was a draw.

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