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Kargil Vijay Diwas | COAS General Bipin Rawat Says 'Pakistan Trying Every Method To Keep K Issue Alive, Failing'

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:


  • Addressing the press at Dras in Jammu and Kashmir, COaS General Bipin Rawat warned Pakistan of misadventures and state-sponsored terrorism
  • General Rawat termed Pakistan's denial in the involvement in both Kargil and in the recent Balakot attacks as desperate attempts to rekindle a venture that is dying down
  • He was speaking at the Kargil War Memorial on the 20th Kargil Vijay Diwas

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Kargil Vijay Diwas issued a warning to Pakistan against state-sponsored terrorism. Addressing the media at the Kargil War Memorial at Dras in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army Chief warned Pakistan against Kargil war-type misadventures and the kind of state-sponsored terrorism that had now been exposed to the global community, thus weakening Pakistan's position. 

General Rawat responded to a question on US President Donald Trump offering to be a mediator between India and Pakistan - based on a lie that PM Modi had asked for his intervention - for resolving the Kashmir issue. He said that there is a difference between talk and action. ''One should only believe in talk when there is action happening on the ground'', he said, making his belief about the mediation 'lie' clear in the absence of Pakistan acting against terrorists. 

Another reporter asked the COAS about the possibility of Pakistan procuring arms from the US in the name of Afghanistan to which he responded, ''We all know how Pakistan is, they do anything for money. Now that their financial position is weakened, there is always a possibility. The action, however, will be the same as before." The reporter also pointed out that the Pak Army chief Bajwa and the ISI chief had accompanied Imran Khan to the US.      

General Rawat termed Pakistan's denial of involvement in both Kargil and in the recent Balakot attacks as desperate attempts to rekindle a venture that is dying down. Giving an example, he said,''A flame erupts and when it is about to die down, there are spurts of flames following which it fades away. Similarly, every attempt is made to keep the 'K' issue alive but Pakistan has been exposed to the global community for its active role in state-sponsored terrorism on Indian soil, moral and financial support for the terrorists, encouraging the terrorists to infiltrate India, attempting to lure local youths into terrorism and attempts to radicalize via social media to fuel trouble in Jammu and Kashmir''.    

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US President Donald Trump told an absurd lie on Monday - that PM Narendra Modi has approached Trump for help with the 'disputed Kashmir' region and has asked him to be the mediator between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue. 

Earlier in the week, while meeting Pakistan PM Imran Khan in the White House, international news agencies had reported that Donald Trump has offered to be a mediator in the Indo-Pak's 'disputed Kashmir' issue after PM Modi approaching him for intervention. Sitting alongside Trump in the White House, the Pakistan PM Imran Khan has asked the US President to conciliate the Kashmir dispute with India.

However, despite Trump's declaration, the Indian government has never requested a third party interference in the Kashmir dispute, furthermore, has assertively told Pakistan that 'terror and talks cannot go hand in hand.' Indi also refuted Donald Trump's claim.

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