Indian Chief of Defence Staff General Rawat visits Jammu-Kashmir

Srinagar: – Indian Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, is on a two-day visit, to Jammu-Kashmir. On Sunday, he reviewed the situation on the Line of Control (LOC) at the Pakistan border. Pakistan is consistently carrying out firing, on the LOC and the Indian soldiers are giving a fitting reply. At the same time, movements in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) have also increased. As per recent reports, China is assisting Pakistan, to deploy missile systems in POK. Against this background, the importance of General Rawat’s visit to the region increases further.   

gen-rawatOn Sunday, General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Defence Staff, visited the headquarters of the 16 Corps, of the Indian Army, at Nagrota in Jammu. Lieutenant General YK Joshi, Northern Army Commander, accompanied him. General Harsh Gupta of the 16 Corps updated the Defence Chief, regarding the situation on the LOC and preparedness of the Army. Analysts are predicting a war on both, Pakistan and China, fronts. A few days ago, General Rawat had asserted that India was prepared to fight a war on both, Pakistan and China, fronts. These are indications that while there are massive movements on the Chinese border, India has maintained its level of readiness, even on the Pakistan border.   

Meanwhile, on Saturday night, the Pakistan military incited the Indian Army with firing in the Mankot sector of the Poonch district. Thereafter, it is reported that four Pakistani soldiers were killed in the Indian retaliation. The security forces also destroyed four Pakistani posts. Two soldiers from the Border Security force were injured in the encounter.   

Before this, there was a major exchange of fire between the Indian and Pakistani soldier on the LOC in Jammu-Kashmir. Many Pakistani soldiers were injured in the encounter. It is said that the Pakistan military does not have the necessary medical assistance to treat these injured soldiers. Still, the Pakistani firing on the LOC has not stopped. Pakistan violated the ceasefire, even on Sunday evening, in the Poonch sector in Jammu-Kashmir. Pakistan carried out firing even in the Sunderbani Sector. 

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