Pakistan has reactivited Balakot: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

Pakistan has reactivited Balakot: Army Chief Bipin Rawat
Pakistan has reactivited Balakot: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

Army Chief Bipin Rawat, on Monday, said that Balakot terrorist camps, which were neutralized by the Air Force during a strike in February, have been reactivated by Pakistan. The Indian Air Force responded to the Pulwama attack by conducting air strikes targeting terror launch pads and camps.

Addressing the media in Chennai, Army Chief Bipin Rawat said, “There is a communication breakdown between terrorists in the Kashmir Valley and their handlers in Pakistan but there is no communication breakdown people to people.”

On the recent spike in ceasefire violations, the Army Chief said ceasefire violation are a part of Pakistan’s strategy of injecting terrorists into India. “Pakistan violates ceasefire to push terrorists into our territory. We know how to deal with ceasefire violations. Our troops know how to position themselves and take action. We are alert and will ensure that maximum infiltration bids are foiled,” he said.

The Army Chief also called for a campaign to counter radicalization in the name of Islam. “I feel the interpretation of Islam by some elements who possibly want to create disruption is being fed to a large number of people. I think it is important to have preachers who convey the correct meaning of Islam,” he asserted.

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On the Balakot sector, he said, “Balakot has been re-activated by Pakistan very recently. This shows Balakot was affected, it was damaged; it highlights some action was taken by the Indian Air Force at Balakot and now they have got people back there.”

-PTC News