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".
Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue 2019, the army chief said radicalisation has taken a different route in Jammu and Kashmir where youth is being fed misinformation about religion, becoming a form of warfare.
In an interview, Army Chief Bipin Rawat has raised some questions like ---what happens to the children when their moms are posted to remote areas, and more pertinently, are we as a nation, ready to see women return in bodybags?
"We are saying, we are going to increase the intake. Women are already there in the Army. We are now going to take them more into some other cadres gradually, we are expanding the Indian Army to women officers," Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said.