Army’s counter-terrorism operation in Kashmir not to be affected by sustained dialogue: General Bipin Rawat
Source :NewsBharati   Date :25-Oct-2017

New Delhi, October 25: The forces are considering the use of advanced Electronic Warfare Systems to keep a strong eye on adversaries on western, northern borders and government’s policy of holding a "sustained dialogue" with all stakeholder in Valley to bring peace will not affect army operations. This was said by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday.


Notably, while talking to media General Bipin Rawat said that the advanced warfare monitoring systems will be employed to keep a strict watch over surrounding border areas. “We are looking at Electronic Warfare (EW) system to keep an eye not just on borders but in the hinterland,” General Bipin Rawat added.

Speaking at a function in New Delhi, General Rawat said, “Major requirement as of now is Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, to keep eye on adversaries on western and northern borders,” Clarifying that frontier borderland areas face a constant threat from terrorists, General Bipin Rawat noted, “Security of installations in the hinterland is becoming a cause for concern. We are getting reports of Uri like attacks well in depth.”

Speaking of the government strategy, General Rawat said that hard stance on terror has helped create a situation for dialogue. “Government strategy on Kashmir has worked, we are negotiating from point of strength. The situation has improved, infiltration has come down,” Rawat added. However, he also lauded the government’s move to hold a “sustained dialogue” with all parties via an interlocutor. “Government has appointed him, let him work, it will not affect Army's operations,” General Rawat concluded.