Imran Khan, who was on three-day visit to the US, said the Pulwama attack was an "indigenous thing". “It was a Kashmiri boy radicalised by the brutality of the security forces. He blew himself up," he said.
The Chief of Army Staff also reviewed the mission readiness of units, response mechanism to ceasefire violations, counter-infiltration measures and preparation to deal with action on the Line of Control.
The 17 participating nations were Benin, Botswana, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Indian contingent was represented by Maratha Light Infantry’s Jangi Paltan.
Rawat said the "Taliban analogy" cannot be applied in Jammu and Kashmir where the government has rejected unconditional talks with the stakeholders, including separatists and militants, adding that talks in the valley "will be on our terms".
IN A bid to deter soldiers from taking to social media to air their grievances, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat Sunday warned of disciplinary action against those posting complaints online instead of using official channels of redressal. Addressing the Army Day parade at Delhi Cantonment, where he also gave away gallantry awards, General Rawat said, […]