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Nuclear, chemical weapons falling into hands of terrorists could spell disaster: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

On Kashmir, the Army Chief claimed that the people have realised that what they desired for cannot be achieved. "People of Kashmir in general are getting tired of terrorism. It has not given them what they desired for."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 17, 2018 11:06 am
Gen Bipin Rawat's remarks 'unconstructive':China Army Chief General Bipin Rawat during a press conference. (Express photo by Amit Mehra/File)

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said the threat of nuclear and chemical weapons falling into the hands of terrorists could spell disaster for humanity. General Rawat was speaking during an interaction at Raisina Dialogue, currently underway at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the national capital.

“Terrorists are using systems which are highly technology enabled and transcending international borders. We need to disrupt terrorists and their sponsors. We need to identify nations who are sponsors,” the Army said, adding that there was a need to put some checks and curbs on Internet as well as social media, that terrorist organisations resort to. He said, acknowledging that in a democratic country people would not like it, but they have to take a call on whether they want a safe and secure environment and whether they were willing to accept curbs temporarily so terrorism can be dealt with.

On Kashmir, the Army Chief claimed that the people have realised that what they desired for cannot be achieved. “People of Kashmir in general are getting tired of terrorism. It has not given them what they desired for. You cannot cede away from India. People have realised that. Some have got radicalised… I feel most of them want to join the mainstream,” General Rawat said, adding that the deradicalisation campaign needs to continue. “If that continues, we will soon be able to put an end to terrorism in Kashmir.” Also Read:  Pakistan considers proposal for DGMO-level meet: Report

When asked what the Army needs on priority, the Army Chief said the most important for the armed forces was surveillance equipment. General Rawat said the modernisation process for the infantry was long overdue and the on-going modernisation process would help boost the Army’s capabilities to operate in adverse conditions as well as at night. He also said that good assault rifles, ballistic helmets and bullet-proof jackets would help empower the Indian soldier.

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  1. Max Lax
    Jan 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm
    This man needs retirement benefits like vk singh. It’s sad while neighboring country going away from Talibanisation, this great nation has a clown at the helm of its army. Ask this man why doklam happened at all. Ask him why they don’t target neighboring country in other states as well. Why only do it in Kashmir. Because.... your own people will be caught in crossfire on both sides. Pvssies! Don’t not let him get away with political statements of any kind. Remember army chief Rodriguez, poor guy had to resign after making a political speech. BR needs laxatives
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    1. Michelle:: Vedic::human
      Jan 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm
      Forget cease fire from both sides,----your CONGIE corrupt a-s-S h0les gave away Kashmir and Pakistan to invaders,---Jai hind.
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    2. Michelle:: Vedic::human
      Jan 17, 2018 at 3:16 pm
      A account holds that it was donkey that spoke first to Muhammad, telling him that it had formerly been owned by a Jew. It had been uncooperative with its previous owner, Ya`fūr, meaning "Deer" in Arabic) was a donkey used as a mount by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, Mohammed flew on a donkey to split the moon as per Islamic myth,---till to date the moon is still one big round shape,-Muslims believed that Mahdi, the prophesied redeemer of Islam, would make his appearance in the company of Ya`fūr the donkey and Duldul the mule. In one uprising, a grey mule representing Duldul was paraded with a chair on its back for the Mahdi. In the lands where ISLAM was practised, Ya`fūr was repeatedly invoked in political and religious events for centuries after Muhammad's death. ''A self proclaimed prophet" active in Yemen in the 7th century usurped one of Muhammad's own epithets, calling himself the Sahib al-Himar, the "Master of the A-S-S".---Quoted:::Kitab al-Hadaya--wa'l-Tuhaf),-----Jai hind.
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      1. Mohammad Dar
        Jan 17, 2018 at 3:05 pm
        He is nothing else by a hindu junker , he may look lie a human being but a well designed machine to reprocess hinduism BS, already chewed by his master of the west . Check him out, he does not have a brain but, an amplified tap recorder, turned on and off by the dogs of hinduism terrorism against humanity, the Judaeo Christians.
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        1. Michelle:: Vedic::human
          Jan 17, 2018 at 3:16 pm
          A account holds that it was donkey that spoke first to Muhammad, telling him that it had formerly been owned by a Jew. It had been uncooperative with its previous owner, Ya`fūr, meaning "Deer" in Arabic) was a donkey used as a mount by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, Mohammed flew on a donkey to split the moon as per Islamic myth,---till to date the moon is still one big round shape,-Muslims believed that Mahdi, the prophesied redeemer of Islam, would make his appearance in the company of Ya`fūr the donkey and Duldul the mule. In one uprising, a grey mule representing Duldul was paraded with a chair on its back for the Mahdi. In the lands where ISLAM was practised, Ya`fūr was repeatedly invoked in political and religious events for centuries after Muhammad's death. ''A self proclaimed prophet" active in Yemen in the 7th century usurped one of Muhammad's own epithets, calling himself the Sahib al-Himar, the "Master of the A-S-S".---Quoted:::Kitab al-Hadaya--wa'l-Tuhaf),-----Jai hind.
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          1. Vikrant Agrawal
            Jan 17, 2018 at 4:42 pm
            Can understand your pain and frustration. Daily under this generals leadership your islamic jihadis are being sent to the s they were promised by mullas. You may keep cribbing but it only proves the point that education makes no difference to the followers of koran
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          2. Michelle:: Vedic::human
            Jan 17, 2018 at 2:54 pm
            Bhuttos originally migrated to Sindh in the early 18th century from the neighboring region of RAJ-PUT-A-NA now RAJA-STHAN in India). Bhutto's paternal ancestors were Hindu Rajputs, who converted to Islam in the late 17th century. Sheto was the first member of the Bhutto family, who converted to Islam, to reap tax exemptions for Muslims, during Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's reign. Following the conversion he took the ti-t-LE of khan becoming Sheto Khan. In Sindh, Bhuttos biological mother LAKHI BAI was forced to convert to Islam, Bhuttos under Sheto first settled at Ratodero, a few miles north of Larkana.---Jai hind.
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            1. Michelle:: Vedic::human
              Jan 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm
              The filthy illegitimate and illiterate Mohammed Jinnah,----a convert MUZZIE,--son of kashtrya Gujarati Hindu parents,---JINNABHAI POONJA and METHIBEN POONJA,----PORKIS should not forget that HINDU GENES still runs in their blood and that the man who created PORKISTAN,----his biological BAAP was a HINDU,---so PORKIS should note that we HINDUS RISHTEY MEIN TUMARE BAAP LAGTEY HEIN,---Jai Hnd.
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