Three days after Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Naravane made a massive statement of intent about regaining Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the Pakistan Army held a meeting to review the security situation along the LoC. As per the spokesperson of the Pakistan Army, the Corps Commanders on Tuesday discussed the “geostrategic, regional and national security environment” in the border areas. In a clear sign that reflects Pakistan’s fear of the Indian Army, the press release noted that the statements of the Indian military leadership could have implications on “regional peace”.
CCC. Geo strat, regional & national security envmt reviewed. IS, situation along bdrs, LOC and IOJ&K discussed. Forum reviewed evolving security situation in the Middle East with reference to US-Iran stand off and it’s implications on regional peace and stability.(1/2). pic.twitter.com/kwRERDCOxQ— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) January 14, 2020
Statements of Indian mil ldrship against Pak are irresponsible rhetoric with implications on regional peace and stability.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) January 14, 2020
“We shall cont to play our resp & positive role for regional peace without compromising national security & def of motherland at whatever cost”, COAS.(2/2). pic.twitter.com/w2qMbZxiPi
General Naravane addressed the annual news briefing of the Indian Army on January 11. He stated that the Parliament had passed a resolution declaring that the entire Jammu and Kashmir including PoK belonged to India. He stressed that appropriate action to retrieve the occupied areas could be undertaken after receiving requisite orders.
The COAS remarked, "There is a parliamentary resolution that entire J&K is part of India. If Parliament wants it, then, that area (PoK) also should belong to us. When we get orders to that effect, we'll take appropriate action.” He added, "Everyone in Jammu and Kashmir, be it on LoC or hinterland, is doing a tremendous job. We have the full support of people. We are grateful to local police and administration who support us. They don't have a harsh word to say about the Army."