Pathankot attack: Army Chief lauds forces, says ‘no issue of coordination’

New Delhi, Jan. 13 (ANI): Asserting that the armed forces are ready to respond to any challenge to the nation’s security, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Wednesday said the personnel worked with good coordination during the recent Pathankot terror attack, adding the operation took time to minimise the casualties.

“It was a good operation. To ensure less casualties, we had to take time to complete the operation. No casualties occurred during the operation, all the forces worked with good coordination,” General Singh said.

“The area of contact had to be contained so that no one could escape. It was done deliberately to avoid casualties,” he added.

General Singh assured the nation that the Indian Army is highly motivated and ready to respond to any threats to national security.

The Chief of Army Staff, who was addressing the annual press conference of the Indian Army, also pointed out the profound transformation in the character of the emerging threats to the nation.

“Global events are indicative of the shape of the future challenges. No nation can remain insulated to these challenges. Increasingly the security environment facing the nation is becoming more complex and dynamic,” he added.

The Chief of the Army staff also said that in the Indian context the threats which have the potential of triggering conflict situations are length centric in nature.

“Maintaining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and preserving the national interest against threats from external and internal forces remains a significant challenge for the security forces, specially the Indian Army,” he added. (ANI)

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