Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said in an interview that Indian Army is prepared for o-front war involving Pakistan and China simultaneously but emphasised on the need to look at cooperation and not confrontation with Beijing.
“As far as armed forces are concerned, we are tasked to be prepared for a two-front war and I think we are capable of carrying out our task in whatever manner that we may be asked to do by the political hierarchy,” Rawat told News X.
Bipin Rawat said while the country and the force want to maintain peace and tranquility at the border, it will not “shy away” from using its power in any form.
In an interview with Times Now, Rawat said the dynamics of terrorism is constantly changing, and that the army has to think ahead in that direction.
“The fact that terrorists infiltrating from adversary’s side means that they are getting support from them (Pakistani forces),” he told Times Now. “We also have to think ahead, and ball has already been rolling in that direction,” he added.
General Bipin Rawat had taken over as the 27th chief of the Indian Army succeeding Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, who retired after 42 years of service.