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Sources say, Indian Army was ready for a conventional war with Pakistan after Balakot

Even after the Balakot attack, the Indian army was ready to combat any kind of hostilities by Pakistan, the military chief reportedly told some retired army officials in a closed-door meeting. 

 

New Delhi| Indian Army was ready to fight a conventional battle against Pakistan after the Balakot attack, sources said. According to the sources, army chief General Bipin Rawat had clearly conveyed the army’s readiness to act against any kind of offensive by Pakistan. The top military sources said that Rawat had told the top brass of the government that his force was ready to deal with a war-like situation and to take the battle into enemy territory.

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After the Pulwama attack, the government was considering various options for retaliation. This included aerial raid, surgical strike, etc. At this time, the Army chief informed the government of preparedness of his force. However, the Indian Air Force carried out Balakot Airstrike on February 26 destroying terrorist camps of jaish-e-Mohammed.

Even after the Balakot attack, the army was ready to combat any kind of hostilities by Pakistan, the military chief reportedly told some retired army officials in a closed-door meeting.

 

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