From Bhupen Goswami
Guwahathi: Eastern Ladakh and Arunachal China border Amid severe military tensions over the past 8 months with China, the country’s Chief of Defence General (CDS) Bipin Rawat visited the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam on Saturday and Sunday. Looking at India’s military preparedness, General Rawat said that those who tried to put a bad eye on India’s land would be ruined. General Bipin Rawat, who arrived in the north-east on completion of one year as the country’s first CDS, also visited the air force’s frontline bases in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. He also reached dibang Valley and Lohit sector in Arunachal Pradesh. Very arduous these areas can be accessed only through helicopters and aircrafts. He also met the Army, Air Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and other Jawans during his visit. The army chief said those who fought the Indian army would be shattered.
Talking to the Jawans, CDS General Bipin Rawat said, “The high morale of the Jawans is sure that those who fight the Indian Army will be ruined. He also praised the measures being adopted by them for the awareness and monitoring of army personnel to deal with any Chinese audacity on the Tibet border. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said, if any neighbouring country tries to see India with a bad eye, the same eyes will be removed. The Indian Army cannot leave China and Pakistan. He said if China and Pakistan move a step forward on India’s land, the result will be very harsh. He warned both China and Pakistan that our young man is always ready to defend the country. Praising the jawans of India in a very difficult situation, General Rawat said, “Only The Jawans of India in the world can do duty consciously in such difficult situations. They are ready at all times to go to any extent to protect the borders of the country. He said that no power can be stopped by the Indian armed forces from discharging their responsibility.
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat on Sunday, on the second day of his visit to Arunachal Pradesh, has a line of actual control. took stock of India’s security preparedness at several forward bases. The visit comes amidst a stalemate between China and India for nearly eight months. Talking to reporters in this regard, an army official said that he is satisfied with the high morale of all level personnel who will ensure victory when given or challenged. Official sources said, General Rawat conducted an aerial survey of some areas and senior military commanders briefed him on the important aspects of the security situation in the region. The CDS also encouraged them to meet the Special Frontier Force (SFF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (IPBP) and Army Jawans deployed at forward posts in Dibang Valley and Lohit sector of Arunachal Pradesh.
He also congratulated the Jawans for their war preparedness and continuous monitoring in the region. In the talks, General Rawat said that no power can be given to Indian military forces through their duties. The CDS also congratulated the soldiers for adopting new ways in maintaining effective surveillance and enhancing operational preparedness. He said that in such a challenging situation, only Indian soldiers can remain vigilant and are ready to go to any extent to protect the borders. He alleged that Pakistan and China are trying to attack India’s land in conjunction with India’s north-eastern insurgent outfits. The Pakistani intelligence agency ISI is instigating the insurgent outfits in the north-east. The Indian Army will never tolerate it. The Indian Army is always there to stop any terrorist activities in India. He warned both countries that “we can do anything to protect our land”. Let us say that General Rawat has completed one year as the country’s first CDS on Friday. According to sources, General Rawat will also visit several other frontline bases on Sunday to take stock of strategic preparedness and security situation.
Most of the advance fronts on the LAC are currently reeling under severe cold and the temperature is far below zero. The Army’s Eastern Command is headquartered in Kolkata and has the responsibility to protect the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim sector. The 4th Corps headquarters officer of the North East Indian Army at Tezpur said that in view of the ongoing tension between India and China on the line of Mutual Control (LAC), Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Vipin Rawat will visit Sikkim today and take stock of the situation on the border. According to sources, the CDs will inform the officers of 14 corps about the prevailing situation and preparedness.