NEW DELHI: With Pakistan upping the ante over Centre’s move to abrogate Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army on Friday warned that anybody trying to disrupt peace in Kashmir would be eliminated.
The warning from the Indian Army came in the backdrop of Pakistani political leadership and its armed forces making statements threatening India over its Kashmir move.
In an interview, Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon said that “Pakistan and its Army has always been involved in disrupting peace in the Valley and I believe that they would continuously do it.”
“Recently such statements have come out openly of threatening about certain incidents in the Valley. Notwithstanding we will take care of all of them. Let anyone come and try and disrupt the peace in the Valley, we will have him eliminated,” Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon said.
The Chinar Corps Commander also rejected Pakistan’s claim that Indian Army used cluster bombs along the Line of Control last week, terming it ‘‘Pakistani propaganda.’’
“No such issue was there,” Dhillon said while warning that in case the Pakistan Army violates ceasefire again, the Indian Army would “respond hard and with full strength.”
Commenting on July 30 incident of heavy shelling by the neighbouring troops, Lt Gen Dhillon said that Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing by use of air defence guns and artillery.
‘‘Since it was an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan, the Indian Army reserved the right to respond, and responded at the military targets from where the fire had come,’’ the top Army commander said.