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Indian Army ‘facilitator for peace’ in Jammu and Kashmir; managed situation well along China, Pak borders: Gen Bipin Rawat

Addressing his annual press conference, Gen Rawat said that the Army can only play the role of facilitators for peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 10, 2019 13:57 IST
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Gen Bipin Rawat

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir needs to be improved further.

Addressing his annual press conference, Gen Rawat said that the Army can only play the role of facilitators for peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

"We are only facilitators for peace in J&K," General Rawat said.

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General Rawat also said that the security forces managed the situation well along the northern and western borders.

"We have managed the situation well along the northern and western borders," Gen Rawat said, adding that there should be no cause for concern.

With the US and Russia reaching out to the Taliban in Afghanistan, Gen Rawat said, "We have interests in Afghanistan, we can't be out of bandwagon." 

"The same analogy can't apply to Jammu and Kashmir. Talks in the state have to be on our terms," he asserted.

The Army chief said talks and terror cannot go together, and it applies to Jammu and Kashmir too.

(With PTI inputs)

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