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India Will Occupy Azad Kashmir & Gilgit Baltistan: Bipin’s Verbal Diarrhea

Indian Army Chief made headlines with his provocative statements on occupying Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, and claiming that Azad Jammu and Kashmir is “under the control of terrorists”.

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Indian media reports reveal that the Chief of the Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat, had a meeting with the BJP Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi. The “important meeting” was also attended by Indian Air Chief RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh.

Reports suggest that this meeting comes during the tense background of military strife along the Line of Control (LoC). India continues to blame Pakistan for undertaking “ceasefire violations to infiltrate terrorists” despite its own heinous targeting of civilians in Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

AJK is Ours: Rawat

Addressing a ceremony of the launch of the honorary postal stamp for India’s Siachen Warriors, General Bipin Rawat made a series of irresponsible and inciting statements with regards to Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan.

He said, “Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) is ours”.

Discussing the abrogation of occupied Kashmir’s special constitutional status, General Bipin Rawat said that Article 370 was a “temporary provision in the Constitution of India.” He claimed that “Gilgit Baltistan and PoK have always been a part of India”.

Rawat alleged that AJK is being “illegally controlled” by Pakistan, and further added that AJK is “under the control of terrorists”.

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The Indian Army Chief claimed, “And when we say ‘Jammu and Kashmir as a whole’, we also mean PoK and Gilgit Baltistan. Therefore, PoK and Gilgit Baltistan become an occupied territory, a territory that has been illegally occupied by our western neighbour.”

Commenting on Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, Rawat claimed, “In Article 370’s subparagraph three, it is very clearly mentioned that it is temporary in nature. When Article 370 was introduced with the word ‘temporary’ then there was no objection from Pakistan.”

“This article has been amended twice, where the leadership of Jammu and Kashmir was designated to the Sadr-e-Riyasat, later on, the Prime Minister and then the Chief Minister. Therefore, why is it that Pakistan has suddenly woke up and raised the ante on the abrogation of Article 370?”

The Indian Army Chief continued, “This is because this territory that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan is not controlled by the Pakistani establishment, it is controlled by terrorists. PoK is actually a terrorist-controlled part of Pakistan.”

Indian Army Chief: An Embarrassment

Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor, has, time and again, countered the “embarrassing” statements and false claims made by the Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, chiding him for being an embarrassment for the Indian nation.

Last week, DG ISPR chided the Indian Army Chief for “provoking war” with his irresponsible statements, only to pursue the agendas of his “political masters”.

Major General Asif Ghafoor said, “Indian COAS repeatedly provoking war through irresponsible statements endangering regional peace for electioneering of political masters. From fake surgical strike to date his only success has been to turn Indian Army into a rogue force and getting them killed.”

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DG ISPR added, “Indian Army Chief’s statements coupled with the blood of innocents on hand, losses to Indian forces at the hands of Pakistan Armed Forces, heli crashes due to so-called tech fault cum fratricide just to become Indian CDS is actually at the cost of the professional military ethos.”

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