Pakistan Will Not Dare Attempt Kargil-like Infiltration In Coming Years: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

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Pakistan will not dare to attempt to infiltrate India like it did Kargil in 1999 because it has "seen the consequences", Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Friday and asserted that the armed forces are keeping a tight watch in border areas.

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Pakistan will not dare to attempt to infiltrate India like it did Kargil in 1999 because it has "seen the consequences", Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Friday and asserted that the armed forces are keeping a tight watch in border areas.

He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event to commemorate 20 years of Operation Vijay, India's limited war against Pakistan in Kargil.

"There is no such area that we have left unguarded. Our surveillance team is keeping a tight watch and regularly patrolling the areas," Rawat said in response to a question on whether Pakistan can attempt a Kargil-like infiltration.

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"We don't think Pakistan will attempt something like that (as during Kargil) because they have seen the consequences... I can clearly say, in coming days and years, Pakistan will not dare to attempt any infiltration," the Army chief told reporters at the event held at the Manekshaw Centre in Delhi Cantonment.

He also released a video of a special tribute song, penned by Bollywood lyricist Sameer, dedicated to Kargil heroes. The video features Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and a host of other film celebrities. 

The Indian Air Force has planned a major exercise in Jammu and Kashmir. This is to check responses by IAF in case neighbouring Pakistan plans any other misadventures along the lines of what happened on February 27 when a squadron of its most advanced fighter jets were repulsed and driven back by India in a fierce air-battle in the Nowshera skies. 

The Pakistani Air Force had attempted an attack on Indian Army positions on February 27, 2019. Earlier on February 26, Indian Air Force had targeted non-military positions across the LoC in the state

The drill will check the response time of the fighter aircraft fleet and the fleets will carry out an extensive drill over entire Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh divisions. Squadrons of Su-30MKi from Punjab and Haryana and Mirage 2000 aircraft will take part in the drills The actions will take place in coordination with the air defence units of the Army deployed along the border and other combat elements of ground forces.

(With PTI inputs) 

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