Chennai: The terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot bombed by India in February has been “reactivated” very recently, Army Chief Bipin Rawat said today. That it had been done now and not earlier indicated the impact of India’s strike, he said. The army chief also revealed that terror camps were active along the Line of Control and about 500 terrorists were waiting to infiltrate into India.
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- “Let me tell you, Balakot has been re-activated by Pakistan, very recently. This shows Balakot was affected, it was damaged and destroyed; it highlights some action was taken by the Indian Air Force at Balakot and now they have got the people back there,” General Rawat said in Chennai, speaking to reporters at the Officers Training Academy. “It highlights that some action had been taken by Indian Air Force and now they have got the people back there,” he added.
- Asked whether there would be a similar strike after “reactivation”, General Rawat said: Why must you expect repeat of a similar thing, earlier we did something, then we did Balakot, why must we repeat? Why not keep the other side guessing as to what we will do? Why tell him what we are going to do, why not keep him guessing, why say repeat, why not something beyond that?”
- The Army Chief’s comments come days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to address the United Nations…