The situation between India and Pakistan has been normal for some time now. Army Chief General MM Narwane today said that for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir, there was peace on the Line of Control (LoC) in March for the first time in about five-six years, as there was not a single bullet this month. Let me tell you that recently both countries had signed ceasefire.
However, the army chief said that terrorist camps and terrorist structures still remain intact towards Pakistan. He stressed that things cannot be normal if the neighboring country does not stop supporting terrorism.
At the India Economic Conclave, General Narwane said he was optimistic that a cease-fire would take place as the Pakistani military also agreed to it. He said, “I feel proud to inform that throughout the month of March, there was not a single bullet on the Line of Control except for one single incident.” This is the first time in nearly five-six years that the LoC was at peace. ”
Significantly, last month, Indian and Pakistani forces reiterated their commitment to abide by the 2003 ceasefire agreement on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. “Our basic issue is that they have to support stopping terrorism,” General Narwane said at a conference organized by the Times Network. Unless they stop it, things cannot be normal. ”
Asked what might have prompted Pakistan to suddenly persuade a ceasefire, General Narwane said that the wars between the two sides in the past have not yielded any meaningful results and that Pakistan has its own internal problems Huh. He said, “Over the years, he (Pakistan) felt that the time had come for change and this prompted him to raise his hand to bring peace.”
The army chief said in response to a question that he was optimistic that there would be a ceasefire and referred to the recent remarks of Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. General Narwane said, “… the very important thing is that there is an agreement between the DGMOs on both sides.” There is every reason to be hopeful for. ”
Regarding Indo-Pak relations, Bajwa recently said that the time has come to bury the past.
General Narwane said about the presence of terrorist infrastructure towards Pakistan, that India has intelligence information in this regard. “Terrorist structures and camps exist,” he said. We have detailed intelligence about the likely number of terrorists who are prepared and trained in those camps, hideouts and infiltration fronts. ”
Asked if Pakistan had come under any compulsion to agree to a ceasefire, the army chief said, “Yes, it is possible”. He said, “We will have to wait and see.” When the snow melts and the pass will open even if the situation remains normal then we can expect good conditions in the future. ”