The Indian Army does not reveal plans before executing them, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday, indicating possible retaliation to the Pakistan military beheading two Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir. Replying to a volley of questions on whether the army would respond to the barbaric act, Rawat, without giving a direct reply, said the armed forces would effectively respond to such actions by the neighbouring country.“We do not talk about future plans beforehand. We share details after execution of the plan,” Gen Rawat said, refusing to elaborate further. He said, “When this kind of action takes place, we also carry out retaliatory action.” He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event. Vice Chief of Army Staff Sarath Chand on Tuesday had said that the army would respond to the dastardly act at “a time and place of its choosing.”Asked about the reactivation of terror launch pads across the LoC which were destroyed by India during the surgical strike last year, Rawat said the ‘counter-infiltration postures’ had been beefed up. “Terrorists are trying to infiltrate. Snows are melting, summer months have started. Like each year, infiltration will commence. We are taking measures. We have beefed up our counter-infiltration postures,” said Gen Rawat.
“The combing operation is going on as some banks were looted and some policemen have been killed. It has been launched to ensure that the situation is brought under control. These operations are carried out regularly,” he said. PTI
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