'Indian army chief's irresponsible remarks endangering regional peace'

General Bipin Rawat eyeing the post of Chief of Defence Staff, says DG ISPR

News Desk October 25, 2019
DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor. PHOTO: ISPR

Pakistan military spokesperson has said that Indian army chief is "repeatedly provoking war" through his statements, which threaten peace in the region, aiming to facilitate "electioneering of political masters".

"From fake surgical strike to date his only success has been to turn Indian Army into a rogue force and getting them killed," DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted on Friday.

The statement was apparently in response to General Bin Rawat's warmongering remarks that Azad and Jammu Kashmir (AJK) was controlled by “terrorists”.

Gen Ghafoor said the Indian army chief was eyeing the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), a position for the combined head of the Indian army, air force and navy. The post was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his independence day speech in August.

“Indian Army Chief’s statements coupled with blood of innocents on hand, losses to Indian forces at the hands of Pakistan Armed Forces, heli crashes due to so called tech fault cum fratricide just to become Indian CDS is actually at the cost of professional military ethos,” wrote the DG ISPR.

Earlier in the week, Ghafoor had challenged the Indian army to share locations of the alleged terror camps the latter had claimed to have targeted in AJK.

Subsequently, in a visit jointly organised by the Foreign Office and Pakistan Army, a group of diplomats was taken to the Line of Control to witness the targets and the damage caused by Indian shelling in which six people were martyred.


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