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Pakistan won’t attempt another Kargil: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

: Pakistan will not attempt another Kargil like infiltration, as it has “seen the consequences”, Chief of the Army Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat said on Friday as India commemorates 20 years of the conflict this year.

“We don’t think Pakistan will attempt something like that because they have seen the consequences… I can clearly say, in coming days and years, Pakistan will not dare to attempt any infiltration,” Gen Rawat said in response to questions on the issue. “There is no such area that we have left unguarded. Our surveillance team is keeping a tight watch and regularly patrolling the areas,” he stated.

Gen. Rawat was speaking to the media on the sidelines of a commemorative event on Kargil where he released a video of a special tribute song, penned by Bollywood lyricist Sameer, dedicated to the Kargil heroes.

Later, Gen. Rawat attended a curtain-raiser for the International Army Games, part of which are scheduled to take place at Jaisalmer in August. This is the fifth edition of the Games and India is hosting the International Scout Masters Competition for the first time. The Games are organised by the defence ministry of the Russian Federation.

“We first got the offer in 2017 to co-host the 2018 edition of the Games. But we felt we were not fully ready. So we decided to host it this year,” Gen. Rawat said.

The scout masters competition consists of five stages of competitions and will be held from August 6 to 14 and has eight participating countries, including India.

Source: thehindu.com

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