Amid a spate of civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that China and Pakistan are indulging in a proxy war against India to disrupt peace in the Valley.
“Security forces remain alert and carry out effective measures to ensure that these kinds of activities are not allowed to happen anymore and we are able to develop and build confidence among the people. Whenever the situation is fine and there is peace, they will create a situation like fear mongering among the people,” General Bipin Rawat during a press conference held in Guwahati, Assam.
General Rawat noted that Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir would instil confidence in the people that the security forces in the state will not allow the perpetrators to roam free, and will bring the situation under control. The intelligence network has also been strengthened in the Valley.
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“There should be no reason to fear and I think you should not allow exodus to happen from the valley at all,” the CDS said.
Pakistan's state-sponsored terrorism as well as by non-state actors is a stumbling block in the peace process between New Delhi and Islamabad, he stated.
"China's partnership with Pakistan and its stand on Jammu and Kashmir can be best described as an anti-India nexus," he added.
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