Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday called for a major revamp of the entire government school system in trouble-torn Kashmir, stressing that the youth were being radicalised by the "corrupted" basic education structure and disinformation being spread by madrassas, masjids and social media.
"Unless the pain is felt by the Pakistan Army, it would send terrorists, who are disposable commodities for them".
Responding to US Ambassador Ken Juster's proposal for "reciprocal military liaison officers at each other's combatant commands" by the US and Indian armies, General Rawat said that the proposal is still being debated and considered. If we will have to really confront the Pakistanis, and a task is given to us, we are not going to say we can not cross the border because they have nuclear weapons.
The Army chief said that the forces need to update weapons and technology from time to time. "We have to get systems that are best suited for our requirements", General Rawat said. "We have to be prepared for that", Army Chief General Rawat said. "It is too premature to say that everything is going to be in our favour and the United States will do our job", the Army chief said.
Hundreds of Chinese and Indian troops faced off previous year on the Doklam plateau, a small strip close to the intersection between China , India and Bhutan. "We will not allow our territory to be intruded. Now the time has come for us to focus on the northern border...therefore our infrastructure development on the northern border has to be speeded up".
The issue has been resolved through established mechanism, spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar said yesterday.
He said India will have to continue its policy of dealing sternly with cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, notwithstanding the pressure on Pakistan by the US.
Moreover, he said a hotline will be set up between the Indian and Chinese armies very soon.
He also attacked the Madarsa institutions for incorrectly informing the students and spreading falsehood, saying, "The government needs to open more CBSE schools in the valley". "We have to look at what we require to fight the future wars", he said.