Indian Army Chief General Mukund Naravane rings the war bells against Pakistan
NEW DELHI -Indian Army Chief General Mukund Naravane rings the war bells against Pakistan.
Indian Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane on Saturday said if his army receives orders from the Indian parliament to 'reclaim' Azad Kashmir from Pakistan, it will take action, *I link Today link *has reported*.*
Addressing the media, the newly-appointed Indian army chief said: “If the [Indian] parliament wants [Azad] Kashmir to be a part of India, then we will take the necessary action to achieve that goal.”
“There is a parliamentary resolution that entire Jammu and Kashmir is part of India. If Parliament wants it, then, that area [AJK] also should belong to us,” he added.
This is not the first time the new Indian general has indulged in provocative posturing. In an earlier statement, Gen Naravane had said that India "reserve[d] the right to preemptively strike at sources of terror".
He had told the *Press Trust of India *that India had "evolved a strategy of resolute punitive response against sponsored terrorism".
Pakistan had rejected the statement, calling it 'irresponsible'.
The Foreign Office in its statement had said Pakistan was fully able to respond to any Indian aggression in AJK and that New Delhi should not forget Islamabad's befitting response to its aggression in Balakot last year.