“Will carry out any order by government,” says Army commander on taking back PoK facing flak for saying will annex it with its 5 million
Northern Army commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi on Tuesday said that the Indian Army is ready to execute any order given by the Government of India, like taking back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, PoK.
“As far as the Indian Army is concerned, it will carry out any order given by the Government of India. Whenever such orders are given, we will always be ready for it,” Dwivedi said, in reference to taking back PoK.
“The military is always ready to make sure that the ceasefire understanding is never broken as it is in the interest of both nations, but if broken at any time, we will give them a befitting reply,” news agency ANI quoted Dwivedi as saying.
The top army commander’s remarks come after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hinted that parts of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), would be retrieved.
On October 27, the defense minister – at an infantry day function in Srinagar – had said people of PoK are subjected to human rights violations and Pakistan has to pay a price for it.
He also said the Indian government is committed to implementing the 1994 resolution passed in the Parliament about retrieving the part of Kashmir “under illegal occupation of Pakistan”.
Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi faces flak for his comment with netizens accusing him of being a “yes” man, paving the way for “BJP’s electoral benefit” in the upcoming elections. To do what the General suggests means to forcefully and warfully annex an area with 7-8 million population (including Gilgit-Baltistan) which will be a tactical blunder and also cause massive bloodshed. People are asking if the Chief has the guts to say a professional no to the Indian government.