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'Time to reply to Pakistan in same coin, it must feel same pain': Indian Army Chief on avenging brutal killing of BSF jawan

"We need to take stern action to avenge the barbarism that terrorists & the Pakistan Army have been carrying out. Yes,it's time to give it back to them in the same coin, not resorting to similar kind of barbarism. But I think the other side must also feel the same pain," General Bipin Rawat said.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 23, 2018 1:24 IST ]

Army chief General Bipin Rawat

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that India needs to take stern action against Pakistan to avenge the barbaism that its army and terrorists are carrying out.

Talking to media persons, General Rawat added that India will have to respond to Pakistan in their own language without resorting to barbarism.

"We need to take stern action to avenge the barbarism that terrorists and the Pakistan Army have been carrying out. Yes,it's time to give it back to them in the same coin, not resorting to similar kind of barbarism. But I think the other side must also feel the same pain," General Bipin Rawat said.

General Rawat's statement assumes significance as it comes in the wake of the brutal killing of a BSF jawan along the International Border (IB) in Jammy. The BSF jawan's body was found with his throat slit.

Extending support to Indian government's decision to call off foreign minister-level talks with Pakistan in New York on UNGA sidelines, General Rawat said that talks and terrorism can't go hand-in-hand. 

"I think our govt's policy has been quite clear and concise. We've made no bones about the fact that talks and terrorism can't go hand in hand. Pakistan needs to curb menace of terrorism," he added.

Watch: Time to reply to Pakistan in same coin, says General Rawat

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