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Army prepared for two and a half front war: Gen Rawat

NEW DELHI: Indian Army is fully prepared for a simultaneous multi-front war on both external and internal fronts, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said.

“Indian Army is fully ready for a two and a half front war," he said in an interview to news agency ANI which was released on Thursday referring to China, Pakistan and the internal security threats.

However, Gen Rawat stated that while ready for a multi-front war, there are effective mechanisms available to defuse an adverse situation. “Even the PM has stated that for the last forty years not even a single bullet has been fired on the Indo-China border,” he said.

On the situation in Kashmir, Gen Rawat said it would return to normal very soon and blamed Pakistan of using social media as a tool to create unrest in Kashmir.

"Pakistan is spreading disinformation among the youth of Kashmir with doctored videos and messages. This is further supported by some of the people in the valley who spread it and glamorize the young boys who have joined terrorist organisations," he added.

Kashmir has been on the boil with increasing infiltrations along the Line of Control (LoC) and unrest in the valley. Several wanted militants have been eliminated in a series of anti-terror operations in the valley over the last one month.

The Army has also adopted an aggressive posture to Pakistan’s support for anti-infiltration attempts along the LoC.

(EOM)

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