NEW DELHI — Attacking Pakistan but not by name, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat Jan. 15 said "our western neighbor" is ceaselessly supporting terrorists and warned that India will achieve "decisive success" if a war is forced on it.
Rawat made his remarks at the 71st Army Day parade here.
Warning that security challenges will be more complex in future, the Army chief said: "There is a need to enhance our professional skills to deal with any danger."
Rawat said that a new policy had been adopted on the border with China and the armies of the two countries told to maintain peace.
Referring to action taken in the wake of unending firing by Pakistani troops, he said: "We have been giving a befitting reply to the enemies on the Line of Control that has led to heavy loss of lives and logistics."
Accusing Pakistan of helping terrorists, Rawat said: "I warn the enemy that we will not hesitate to take heavy action in reply to what they are doing against our country.”
"Not only is our neighboring country supporting terrorism but it is also providing arms and facilitating training to terrorists.
He said the Army's anti-infiltration operations were on and would continue.