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RAJOURI: An Indian general warned Pakistan on Sunday that it was making a “serious mistake” and said a “befitting reply” would be given with “full force” at a time and place of India’s choosing.

“You (Pakistan) are making a serious mistake (with regard to ceasefire violations and BAT attacks) — do not do it,” General Officer Commanding Major General V.P. Singh told reporters in Rajouri, India-held Kashmir.

He was replying to a volley of questions about what strong message he wanted to convey to Pakistan with regard to alleged ceasefire violations and what India had described as “border action team” (BAT) attacks on Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch.

According to Indian officials, BAT is a mix of “Pakistani special forces personnel and terrorists” who carry out attacks on Indian targets.

“What you are putting across, it is not going to affect, deter us or weaken our resolve,” General Singh said.

Regarding the Indian army’s strategy in the wake of the alleged BAT attacks, Gen Singh said: “As far as BAT action is concerned, we are absolutely aware what kind of response it (Pakistan) is going to get — that response will be delivered.”

By arrangement with Times of India

Comments (36) Closed

MJ Aug 19, 2013 07:39am

Well said, General. Every cross-border attack in Indian territory will receive an equal reaction. Don't try playing with fire, Pakistan. You will get burnt. Put your own house in order before trying such stunts. No one across the border means you harm ... but if you cross the border and attack Indian posts, you will have to pay the price. Your choice.

Pervez Aug 19, 2013 08:08am

Gosh general sahib .... Why not play to the tune of the bollywood media -even if it means getting your country one step closer to war!

Asphand Aug 19, 2013 08:25am

At this point, a General from Pakistan should rise up and respond to verbal threat from the Indian general since Pakistan has always refuted to such allegations put up by India.

Being a Pakistani I solemnly believe that the allegations on Pakistan are silly and a lie. I am pretty sure, India can not dare to initiate a war against Pakistan; this provocation means something else.

muzammil ullah khan Aug 19, 2013 08:29am

Just ignore the bluster but that doesn't mean we let down our guard .

Indian Aug 19, 2013 09:12am

Both sides should just "chill"

karim Aug 19, 2013 09:57am

Well done, this is how pakistan needs to be responded.

Que Aug 19, 2013 11:12am

A message to V.P. Singh: Is the Indian goverment backing your statement? Also, threats are not taken lightly on this side of the border; so think really hard before you make a public statement!!!

pntikoo Aug 19, 2013 12:20pm

Jiyo general sb. this is what the pakis understand well. I hope their hallow arrogance will lick the dust very soon..

Waseem Aug 19, 2013 06:34pm

Why don't the general sahib go and wash his face? Don't mind he has just woken up, does not know that their honey moon is over.......

Youth Aug 19, 2013 06:58pm

I don't thing he can be serious with such allegations or threat, Calm down general, no action will be limited and in my opinion neither India nor Pakistan can & will afford any adventures with the guns. Let the politicians talk it out.

Tojo Aug 19, 2013 07:17pm

Such reckless and loose talks are not helpful at all. Generals from both side of the divide have to fully understand that ground realities have changed and are constantly changing each day. It is also reckless specially when both the civilian governments of India & Pakistan are trying to reach a peaceful agreement and normalization.

Bilal Aug 19, 2013 09:19pm

@befitting reply from india,

Hahaha waiting anxiously!!

ajay Aug 19, 2013 10:21pm

we both Indians and Pakistanis should together fight for removing poverty, unemployment, many of us dying lack of money for T/t of deadly diseases also we both together play important role for the peace and prosperity, so that our coming generation will be free from poverty, unemployment, and diseases. western countries like America never wants us to remain together.No religion in this world wheather islam or hindu taught us about that we hate each other. plz understand this.

aditya Aug 20, 2013 04:27am

@Que: u guys have been a threat to the world for a very long time too and no.. on one takes you ll lightly on THAT score

aditya Aug 20, 2013 04:28am

@Asphand: didnt you ll say that 3 times in the last 20 - 30 yrs..oh thats right..your school books are a joke on history

ali Aug 20, 2013 05:48am

According to India's media Pakistan has violated many times LOC when this general will take some action or is that another girl talk as usual

khan Aug 20, 2013 06:18am

@pntikoo: Will see

khan Aug 20, 2013 06:20am

@MJ: Really

khan Aug 20, 2013 06:22am

@Asphand: They know ,what to do.

Abdul Aug 20, 2013 09:51am

@MJ: I think you Indians forgot the beating from the Chinese in 1962 .Do not talk big, you are nothing!

Ghalib Khan Aug 20, 2013 11:56am

Really if this is the IQ level of Indian Army Generals, Indians need to be worried more then Pakistanis.

shuaib Aug 20, 2013 01:13pm

@MJ: Do come out of the age of infancy. It does not mean that what indian media will depict, will be correct. Do not expect that you would not get burnt, either!

shuaib Aug 20, 2013 01:18pm

Indians, always become cry babies when they get response.

shuaib Aug 20, 2013 02:20pm

@pntikoo: let's see

shuaib Aug 20, 2013 02:48pm

@MJ: Since 65 years, we Pakistanis are paying price of having you in the neighborhood.

Ghalib Khan Aug 20, 2013 03:01pm

@pntikoo: If Indian Army has Generals of this level of IQ, Indians should be more worried then Pakistanis

shuaib Aug 20, 2013 03:27pm

There are a lot of internal issues with india, which are getting out of her hands. There are 20 separatist/independance movements then creation of talangana state, uncontrolled women rapes and above all weakening economy. All these have prompted india to sing old song of hue and cry.

Faisal Aug 21, 2013 11:14am

@shuaib: 110% agree with you

sandy Aug 21, 2013 03:23pm

@Asphand: nonsense

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A Shah Aug 21, 2013 05:25pm

We have to face the Facts, India has beaten us in every war and could have taken us over on several occasions. We only have terrorism as a tool and this is backfiring big time. India is far supperior to us in every way, all we have is that we keep begging the world and collecting aid.

Raja Farhat Aug 21, 2013 05:51pm

The Indian General wants to poke the Lion in the eye, then put his little head in the mouth of the Lion. ;-)

Sayeed Altaf Hussein Aug 21, 2013 07:46pm

@ajay: only if every one thought like you. Bro, reading the other comments on this i think you and I live in hope.

American_desi Aug 21, 2013 08:23pm

These cross border incidents show that the real masters in Pakistan ie the Military are not ready for peace with India. Peace is not good for the military as that means diversion of money from them to useless pursuits like infrastructure, education, healthcare and poverty eradication.

It reminds me of a comment I read recently "Most countries have a military, in Pakistan the military has a country". Incidents like this will continue till the "cat is bell'd", and that my friends is the dilemma that Pakistan faces.

Indian Aug 21, 2013 10:50pm

I am in disbelief after reading the derogatory comments from so many Pakistanis. Its hard to believe that after all these wars so many Pakistanis will think this way. I bet, many Pakistanis believe that if they can bit even USA.

Singh Aug 22, 2013 02:26am

When India/Pak generals will give befitting reply to their corrupt systems in their own countries? When they will wake up to understand their enemy is their politicians not across the border. .