Indian Army Prepared To Deal With Any Security Challenge In J&K, Says General Bipin Rawat
File photo of Army Chief Bipin Rawat addressing a press conference in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

Indian Army Prepared To Deal With Any Security Challenge In J&K, Says General Bipin Rawat

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Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said the armed forces are prepared to deal with any security challenge along the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir, and downplayed reports of additional deployment by Pakistan in the area.

"The assessment is that should anything go wrong, we are prepared," he said on the sidelines of an event when asked about the security situation along the LoC after India withdrew special status to Jammu & Kashmir and split the state into two union territories.

On Pakistan increasing the number of troops along the LoC following India's decisions on Kashmir, Gen Rawat said, "Everybody does precautionary deployments and movement of precautionary resources."

"We should not get too concerned about it. That is normal," he added.

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