300 terrorists waiting to infiltrate, talks with separatists can happen only if guns are shunned: Army Chief

Addressing the annual press conference ahead of the Army Day, Gen Rawat said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir needs to be brought under better control and “we are adopting hard power and soft power approach”.

To a question on the possibility of talks with separatists, the Army Chief said, “Our position is very clear — shun the gun and stop taking support from the western neighbour. Talks can happen only if they shun violence”.

He went on to add, “But the offer to terrorists to come over ground (and) look for peace is always there because who is being affected by this, people of Kashmir themselves and they are realising it”.

Gen Rawat emphasised that the Indian Army is very professional and does not target civilians intentionally. Read More

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