The Army Chief, MM Naravane, has said that the Chinese and Pakistan should not test the patience of Indian Army. The row over the border issues with China have escalated to a higher level and the spat between the two armies has been the talk of the town. The issue is yet to be resolved. The Army chief said that China received a befitting reply over the border row and called the border status issue a ‘conspiracy’ on China’s part.
He also mentioned Pakistan’s ceasefire violation along the Indo-Pak LoC. The frequency of violation has increased to 44% the previous year and he said these clearly show the wicked intentions of the neighbouring country.
On the occasion of 73rd Army Day, the Army Chief MM Naravane spoke openly about the lingering issues with China. He said that no one should be testing the patience of Indian Army and doing so would be a mistake on their part. He delivered a speech on the Cariappa Grounds in Delhi. WHile doing so, he said that everyone was aware of the tensions over the conspiracy to unilaterally change the border status at Ladakh and India has given a befitting reply for the same. He promised that the citizens can stay assured and the sacrifice of the Galwan worriers will not go in vain.
He said that the country and officials are making efforts to resolve the issues by conducting political discussions and peace talks. However, this must not be taken as weakness and no one should test our patience.
Further talking about Pakistan, the Army chief said that about 300-400 are sitting in training camps at the borders to infiltrate into the Indian territory. Last year, around 200 terrorists were eliminated near the LoC as part of the counter-terrorism operations. Several tanks and weapons were displayed during the Army Parade. The chief also said that the Army was taking concrete steps towards Modernization. Army has procured equipment worth Rs. 5000 crores and signed contracts worth Rs. 13000 crores last year under the capital procurement.
The President and Prime Minister also extended their wishes and thanked the Army for making tremendous efforts to maintain peace and harmony within the country.