Intense, swift action to Pakistan aggression: Army Chief

Our response to any such act will be more than adequate in future, says Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag.

By: Press Trust of India Written by Pranav Kulkarni | New Delhi | Updated: August 2, 2014 2:28 am
Our response to any such act will be more than adequate in future, says Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag. Our response to any such act will be more than adequate in future, says Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag.

New Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Friday said the Army’s response to any act of aggression by Pakistan in future, like the beheading of an Indian soldier along the LoC in January 2013, will be  “intense and immediate”.

“Our response to any such act will be more than adequate in future and it will be intense and immediate,” he said, sending a stern message to the neighbouring country on the day he assumed charge as the 26th Chief of Army Staff.

This came a day after his predecessor General Bikram Singh, on his last day in office, said a befitting reply has been given to Pakistan for the beheading incident.

General Dalbir Singh said the “man behind the gun” will remain his top priority. “My endeavour would be to ensure that the man behind the gun is motivated, comfortable and provided with the latest weapons,” he said, while listing operational preparedness, effectiveness and force modernisation among his priorities.

 

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    Ameer Paul
    Aug 2, 2014 at 3:28 am
    I hope this Cartoon will keep his words and then bear the consequences.
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    DP
    Aug 1, 2014 at 3:06 pm
    empty gestures as usual ...
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    Sachin jagade
    Aug 1, 2014 at 4:55 pm
    Sir, wish you the very best in your role as the Chief of army. The country wishes you well and hope that our forces will take form action on the ground to deter the jihadis and the Army. We have borne too many humiliations and our poor soldiers have lost their lives. Pay back the jihadis and r heir patrons in the same coin. Or rather retaliate more harshly than their actions. That will bring them to their senses. Manmohan Singh had been day dreaming about peace with the jihadi state whilst they continued to bloody our nose. Stop their atrocities Sir.
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    JB
    Aug 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm
    Wishing the COAS a rewarding term. May he make the army and India proud. May God bless him!
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