NEW DELHI - Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat had a message for Pakistan, saying India has the “option of going to the next level” if the neighbour raises the threshold any higher, along the Line of Control (LoC).
“Should they raise the threshold any higher, we have the option of going to the next level. The people sitting across the border line are suffering more damage than what we are suffering,” said General Rawat.
We do not want a ceasefire to be called on Pakistan's terms.”
During the same media interaction, Rawat admitted the Chinese military might saying “Chinese have finally arrived”. The Army chief pointed that China ensured rise of its military power along with its economic prowess.
“Chinese have finally arrived. I can say that. They did not forget that military power should rise simultaneously with economy,” said General Rawat. He further acknowledged that China stands “strong today in the world order, challenging the might of the US”.
According to the Army chief, countries across the world have started looking up to India after the rise of China. He said, “As China has risen, countries have started looking up to India to see whether we can also become a nation that can balance the rise of China.”