New Delhi: Army Chief Bipin Rawat on Monday said that dynamics of terrorism is constantly changing, and that Army must think ahead in that direction.
“The fact that terrorists infiltrating from adversary’s side means that they are getting support from them (Pakistani forces),” the Army Chief said in an exclusive interview with the Times Now.
“We also have to think ahead, and ball has already rolling in that direction,” the new Army Chief said. On surgical strikes, Rawat said that it was well though through operation and India has sent across a message with the strikes that attacks won’t be tolerated.
He further said Indian Army will not shy away from a second surgical strike if peace in the region is disrupted.
The new Army chief also lauded the soldiers and officers who serve in the most challenging terrains, including those who have fought insurgency.
On superseding two of his seniors, General Rawat said he accepted the government’s decision to appoint him as the chief with all humility. He said he has tremendous support from two of his senior officers, and that in the Army they are taught to work for the organisation. General Rawat said his selection has come as a surprise for him.
General Rawat had superseded two senior most Lt Generals –Praveen Bakshi and P M Hariz. General Bipin Rawat had yesterday taken over as the 27th chief of the 1.3 million strong Indian Army succeeding Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, who retired after 42 years of service.