'Truth is known': Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat's curt response to Imran Khan's Pulwama doublespeak

Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 July 2019, 02:39 PM
Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat also added that, “Our intelligence agencies had given ample proof of what had happened in Pulwama and that is all I would like to say.”
Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat also added that, “Our intelligence agencies had given ample proof of what had happened in Pulwama and that is all I would like to say.”

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday hit back at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for his remark on Pulwama terror attack. In a curt reply, General Rawat said that, “We are aware of the truth. So, we don't have to get carried away by any statement. The truth is known to us and our establishment.” He also added that, “Our intelligence agencies had given ample proof of what had happened in Pulwama and that is all I would like to say.” As the nation celebrates the 20 years of Kargil victory, General Rawat said that, “"I am quite sure the adversary will never attempt this again. This (Kargil War) was a big misadventure by Pakistan Army in 1999...My warning to Pakistan is do not ever attempt such a misadventure anytime in future."

On Wednesday, in an interaction in Washington during his ongoing US state visit, Imran Khan termed the Pulwama terror attack as an ‘indigenous thing’. He went on to say that Islamabad has nothing to do with it as the attack was carried out by ‘Kashmiri boy radicalised by the brutalities of the Indian forces.’ He also added that Jaish-e-Mohammad, which took responsibility of the terror attack also operated in India. Khan said that in view of this, ‘why should Pakistan be blamed for the terror attack.’

“It was a Kashmiri boy radicalized by the brutality the security forces. He blew himself up. But because this group claimed responsibility, which was in India as well, Jaish-e-Mohammad is operating in India — but Pakistan suddenly came in the limelight,” Khan said.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has done it again. He has once again tried to walk away from taking the responsibility of the Pulwama terror attack, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed on February 14, 2019.

More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir on the fateful day.

Recently, on June 26, the Narendra Modi government told Parliament that the February 14 Pulwama attack, in which over 40 CRPF jawans were killed, was not a failure of intelligence agencies. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha that whether the Pulwama attack was an inteligence failure, MoS Home Affairs Kishan Reddy, in a one word answer said - No.

First Published: Thursday, July 25, 2019 02:24 PM
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