Indian Army chief said this on India-Pak peace talks; whats more
As Pak Army chief batted for normal ties with India in his recent statement, the Indian Army Chief on Friday slammed Pakistan for backing terror activities.
He added that peace talks between New Delhi and Islamabad can only be held when Pakistan stops supporting active terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
General Bipin Rawat said Pakistan’s actions contradict its demand for peace talks. Rawat took the fresh jibe against Pakistan when he was attending the ‘Hamesha Vijayee’ exercise conducted by the Southern Command in Thar desert.
In a clear state, Rawat said Pakistan should stop supporting terrorists immediately. “Only then can we say that peace talks should take place,” he said.
The Army, paramilitary forces and Jammu and Kashmir police have been taking actions against militants in Jammu and Kashmir successfully and the action will continue, he added.
Rawat’s comments come a day after Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India would like good relations with Pakistan provided Islamabad takes action against terror groups.
The assertions follow Pakistan’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa pledging his support for better ties. >