Army has kept retaliatory options open: Army Chief  

Army has kept retaliatory options open: Army Chief  

Pune, Dec 2:  Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today said the Indian Army had various retaliatory options at its disposal as far as carrying out operations on the lines of the 2016 surgical strike was concerned.
He was speaking at the launch of a book, “Securing India the Modi Way”, written by journalist and security analyst Nitin Gokhale in Pune.

When Gokhale asked Rawat during a conversation whether the Army was still capable of carrying out operations such as the 2015 Myanmar operation and “surgical strikes in Pakistan- administered Kashmir” (PaK) in 2016, Rawat said various options were available.

“There are various means of carrying out operations across the Line of Control (LoC). We do not repeat the same operation in the same manner because there is no surprise. If we have to maintain surprises, we have to plan for something new and it is always better to keep the other side guessing,” the Army chief said.