Army will win J&K hearts like 70s/80s: Gen Rawat

Against the backdrop of repealing of special status to Jammu & Kashmir under Article 370 and heavy security cover in Jammu & Kashmir, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday the Army is committed to once again having cordial relations with the people of the State just as it were in the 1970s and 80s. He also reiterated that the security forces are ready to deal with any challenge from Pakistan.

Elaborating upon the ties with local populace, the Army Chief observed that “the relations of the armed forces with the general public of Kashmir used to be very cordial in the 1970s and 80s. We will keep good relations with the general public. It would be great if that kind of camaraderie between the Army and general public begins again. We used to meet the general public without guns at that time.”

His views come at a time when the entire Kashmir valley is under unprecedented security umbrella to prevent any untoward incidents. Read More

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