Indian Army will react if Pakistan violates ceasefire, Indian Army Chief

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News ID: 435
Asia » Asia
Publish Date: 14:00 - 09 March 2013
TEHRAN, YJC. -- ndian Army Chief Bikram Singh has said that the Indian soldiers are not sitting idle and will retaliate if Pakistani Army violates the ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC).
The statement came as Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf is visiting India for a day-long private visit. PM was scheduled to have lunch with Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, followed by a visit to the Dargah of Ajmer Sharif.

Although Singh refused to comment on Ashraf’s Ajmer visit, he sent out a strong message to Pakistan, saying: "Our soldiers are not sitting idle. We won’t remain quiet if they violate the ceasefire. This keeps on happening at the ground. The battalion commanders are the best people to reply.”

Commenting on the issue of LoC, where Pakistani troops were alleged of beheading an Indian soldier and killing of another soldier in January, he said that Indian Army had conveyed its emotions on the issue. "At that time, we showed our concern. We have shown our emotions (to the Centre),” Singh said.

* Pak Tribune
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