New Delhi, July 25: The vice chief of the Army staff Lieutenant General Sarath Chand on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for targeting schools and innocent children near the Line of Control (LoC) and said they have stooped so low.
Lieutenant General Sarath Chand said, "Pakistan shelled schools, it is not something we would do, when we retaliate we assure Pakistani military is targeted. It is unfortunate to see that they've stooped so low and caused casualty to the children."
Taking on the issue of India-China military standoff continues at Doklam, he said that China would continue to remain a threat for the country in future. “On the North, we have China which has a large landmass, huge resources and a large standing Arm. Despite having the Himalayas between us, China is bound to be a threat for us in the years ahead,” Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand added.
Notably, the statement of vice Army chief came after the Chinese troops tried to construct a road through the disputed Doklam Plateau which was physically blocked by Indian troops in the area triggering the present standoff. On the other side, around 50 children were trapped inside two government schools due to ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in the state's Nowshera sector along the LoC. The Indian Army rescued 12 students of primary schools.