After snub from Pakistan, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat mocked at international front
ISLAMABAD - After snub from Pakistan, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat mocked at international front over frivolous statements like a political leader unbecoming of an officer.
Renowned Journalist Snehesh Alex Philip wrote in an article that the remarks of the Indian Army Chief were surprising because this is a first in recent times when an Indian Army Chief was giving out speculative figures, making India a joke around the world.
“The security forces usually give out official details only after recovering the bodies as proof or after proper verification”, he asserted adding that political leaders, election strategists, journalists and people at large had started joking about the his ridiculous statement and how it happened just ahead of the polling day.
Snehesh went on to say that the Army sent out multiple messages asking everyone not to speculate and even issued a formal statement to journalists on the beat without giving out any casualty figures but within a few hours, the Indian Army Chief surprised everyone by making a statement contrary to the facts.
“The Indian Army should remember that it is not only important for it to be apolitical but also to be seen as being apolitical,” he maintained.
On Oct. 22, Pakistan arranged the visit of the diplomatic corps in Islamabad alongwith media, including foreign media, by helicopter to the site of recent Indian ceasefire violations which resulted in the shahadats of five innocent civilians on the Pakistani side and injuries to six others, Foreign Office said in a statement.
After the baseless and fallacious statement of the Indian Army Chief alleging that recent Indian ceasefire violations were targeting ‘launch pads/terrorist camps’ on the Pakistani side of the LoC, Pakistan requested the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to share details, including longitudes and latitudes of the alleged location to back the Indian allegations. No response has been received so far from India, the statement said.
It added that the diplomatic corps and media were taken to the LoC, including Jura to witness firsthand the fallacy of the Indian claims.
The Indian High Commission officials in Islamabad were also invited but did not show up.