India capable of handling Chinese aggressions in best suitable way, says CDS General Bipin Rawat

India capable of handling Chinese aggressions in best suitable way, says CDS General Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, on Thursday, said that while India wants peace and tranquillity across our borders, the Indian Armed Forces are capable of handling Chinese aggression along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). “Of late, we have been seeing some aggressive actions by China but we are capable of handling these. Our tri-services are capable of dealing with threats along our frontiers,” Rawat said.

Justifying the Indian actions against Chinese aggression along with Pangong Tso, Bipin Rawat said that India’s policy of engagement, if not backed by credible military power and regional influence, would imply acknowledging China’s preeminence

Reiterating India’s stated position that Pakistan has been launching a proxy war, sponsoring and equipping terrorists from its soil to create trouble in Jammu and Kashmir, Rawat said that Pakistan could take advantage of any threat developing along northern borders and create trouble for India.

Pakistan will suffer heavy losses for misadventure: Rawat

He, however, added that the western neighbour will suffer heavy losses if it attempts any misadventure against India as adequate precautions have been taken to deal with it. Rawat also added that India faces most complex threats and challenges spanning the full spectrum of conflict, from nuclear to sub-conventional.

His comments come on the backdrop of ongoing escalations along the heights south of Pangong Tso. While India has maintained its stand that China has been trying to unilaterally alter the situation on ground zero, the political and diplomatic leadership in the country has vehemently stressed that dialogue is the way forward in tackling the situation along the borders.

“The way ahead is military and diplomatic negotiations. We are firmly committed to resolving all issues through peaceful dialogue, and strongly urge China to sincerely engage with the objective of expeditiously restoring peace in border areas through complete disengagement and de-escalation,” MEa spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said during a virtual briefing today.