India is ready for any situation with China, says Army Chief Manoj Pandeytext_fields
Bengaluru: Army Chief General Manoj Pandey said India is ready for any "contingency" along the de facto India-China border known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC). He added that the army is maintaining a strong defensive posture. "Maintaining a strong defensive posture at LAC, we are ready to tackle any contingency."
Speaking at the annual Army Day event in Bengaluru, he said the situation has been normal in the northern border areas and necessary steps have been taken to maintain peace. The Army Day Parade was held in Bengaluru instead of Delhi today in a break with tradition. Since 1949, the parade has been held in the capital city.
He further said the Army firmly faced security-related challenges over the last year and ensured the security of borders. "It also further strengthened its preparations for future wars," reported ANI.
The Army chief also spoke of India-Pak's western border and said there is still a terror infrastructure on the other side and several proxy outfits have resorted to targeted killings to gain visibility. "Army, along with other security forces, is determined to foil all such attempts. Our counter-infiltration grid is continuously foiling the infiltration from there," he added.
The official also said Jammu and Kashmir is welcoming positive changes and rejecting violence.