Army has managed situation well on China, Pakistan borders: General Bipin Rawat

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday said, the Indian Army has managed the situation well on the western and northern borders with China and Pakistan, giving no cause of concern.

Speaking at the annual press conference, General Rawat said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir needed to be brought under ‘better control’.

The Army chief said the forces are following a policy of ‘hard and soft approach’.

“We are gradually moving forward to bring the situation under better control. We are following a hard and soft approach to control the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. As far as the situation along the western and the northern borders concerned, we have ‘managed the situation well’ and that there should be no cause for concern,” General Rawat said.

On talks with Taliban, General Rawat said, “If a number of countries were talking to the Taliban and if India has an interest in Afghanistan, then we should also join the bandwagon.” 

However, General Rawat clarified that the same analogy cannot be applied in Jammu and Kashmir.