Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday (Sep 12) said his forces are always ready for action in Azad Kashmir, international media reported. “The army is always” General Rawat told Indian news agency when asked if his force is ready for action in AJK.
Speaking to news agency, General Bipin Rawat said that the next agenda of India is to retrieve AJK from the clutches of Pakistan and the decision in this regard has to be taken by the government.
“The next agenda is retrieving AJK and making it a part of India. The government takes actions in such matters. The institutions of the country will work as per the orders of the government. The Army is always ready,” he said.
#WATCH Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat on Union Minister Jitendra Singh's statement, “Next agenda is retrieving PoK & making it a part of India”: Govt takes action in such matters. Institutions of the country will work as per the orders of the govt. Army is always ready. pic.twitter.com/RUS0eHhBXB
— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2019
Commenting on the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir, the army chief said, “It is necessary for the people of Jammu Kashmir to understand that what is happening there is for them only. When the government has given certain instructions…Article 370 has been scrapped…all this has been done to integrate Jammu and Kashmir with India.”
Earlier, Union Minister Jitendra Singh had said that next agenda of the government is to “retrieve” parts of Jammu and Kashmir (PoK) and make it a territory of India.
“Now, the next agenda is retrieving PoK and making it a part of India. It’s not only me or my party’s commitment, but it’s a part of a resolution unanimously passed by Parliament in 1994 during Congress government headed by PV Narasimha Rao,” Jitendra Singh told reporters in Jammu.