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Army’s Northern Command facing challenge from China, Pakistan: Lt. General Joshi

By The Statesman

Goc-in-C of the Northern Command, Lt-General YK Joshi on Friday said at present the internal situation in Jammu and Kashmir may be stable and under control but it has the propensity to flare up any time.

The Army commander was talking to mediapersons after paying tributes to the bravehearts of the Indian Army by laying a wreath at the Dhruva War Memorial on the Army Day in Udhampur.

Referring to the Chinese incursions in Ladakh, the Northern Army Commander said that the challenges in Eastern Ladakh have been further complicated by vagaries of weather and terrain. The Indian Army has displayed immense grit and determination to match the Chinese belligerence and giving them a befitting reply.

The Army Commander said that the Northern Command is now perched at a position of operational advantage and are negotiating with the PLA from a position of equivalence. He also maintained that our western adversary Pakistan has not relented from using terror as an instrument of state policy.

LT General Joshi said “the Indian army is facing a collusive threat from China and Pakistan”. He said, China is supplying weapons to Pakistan and sharing operational practices and so many other things. “This threat is real and present danger for us in Northern Command”, he added.

The Army Commander said that in Northern Command, we are contending with triple challenges. First we have the western adversary that is Pakistan which has not relented from using terror as an instrument of state policy.

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