National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 25 October 2019
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on the eve of Dhanteras, just before Diwali, gives a strong message to Pakistan. While delivering Field Marshal KM Cariappa Memorial Lecture at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi, Army Chief was quoted saying by news agency ANI as, “The territory which has been illegally occupied by Pakistan is not controlled by the Pakistani establishment, it is controlled by terrorists. PoK is actually a terrorist controlled country or a terrorist controlled part of Pakistan”.
“When we say Jammu & Kashmir, the complete state of Jammu & Kashmir includes PoK and Gilgit Baltistan. Therefore PoK and Gilgit Baltistan become an occupied territory – a territory which has been illegally occupied by our western neighbour”, ANI further quoted him in another tweet.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat: The territory which has been illegally occupied by Pakistan is not controlled by the Pakistani establishment, it is controlled by terrorists. PoK is actually a terrorist controlled country or a terrorist controlled part of Pakistan. https://t.co/aydW2RH7Wy
— ANI (@ANI) October 25, 2019
India has always maintained Jammu & Kashmir includes territories which are illegally occupied and administered by Pakistan. Reiteration of India’s position by Army Chief clearly shows resolve of the present dispensation towards integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of India.
(Picture Curtesy: ANI Twitter snippet)
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Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 17 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.