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"Unless Pakistan Army feels the pain, it would continue to send terrorists who are disposable commodities for them".

Asked about increase in ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, the Army Chief said India has started targeting Pakistan posts which support terrorists in infiltrating on Indian side. "We also need to build capacity to move forces from western sector to northern sectors".

"Already, Pakistan has suffered 3-4 times higher casualties due to the retaliatory action following the ceasefire violation", he said in his annual media briefing ahead of Army Day.

Gen Rawat, however, said the government was considering procuring the missile system from Israel using the government-to-government route.

Doklam - a tract of land simultaneously claimed by Bhutan and China - was the site of a bitter stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops previous year. It shows that we are better prepared: "Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on stylised bulletproof helmets", Rawat said at a press conference here.

Commenting on recent developments in US-Pakistan relations, Rawat emphasized the US can not expect from India to do its job in the region.

He said the Army, having focused its operations in South Kashmir in 2017, would now shift its attention to areas in North Kashmir such as Baramulla, Pattan, Handwara, Kupwara, Sopire and Lolab. Gen Rawat said the Chinese presence in the northern part of Doklam continued but has thinned out and the level of activity has also gone down. Militarily, the focus has to shift to the northern borders - for too long we have focused on the western borders. "We returned to our side on the watershed and the Chinese moved by an equal distance", he said.

The issue has been resolved through established mechanism, spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar said yesterday.

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". "Unlike conventional warfare, CBRN combat requires operating in a highly unpredictable environment, where functioning of man and machine in flawless harmony would be desirable", he said.


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