Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said he believed there was a need for another surgical strike on terror launch pads across the Line of Control. His statement came in view of the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir, as he was responding to a question on if there is a need for one more surgical strike.
Talking to a media channel on Monday, the Army Chief General said, “I believe there is a need for one more action (surgical strike). But I would not want to disclose how we want to do it.”
Surgical strikes were conducted by the Indian Army on terror launch pads across the Line of Control on September 29 two years ago.
The government on Friday had called off a meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in New York, citing the brutal killings of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad releasing postage stamps "glorifying" Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani.
Rawat had backed the government's decision to call off dialogue with Pakistan on Sunday, asserting that talks and terror cannot go together.
Infiltration from across the border persists despite the call for a ceasefire by Pakistan, Rawat had said.
This cannot be allowed to continue and appropriate action has to be taken to deter terrorists from disrupting the peace in the Valley, he added.
There is need for another surgical strike on terror launch pads: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat pic.twitter.com/fihthrN18x— India TV (@indiatvnews) September 25, 2018