The Indian Army's Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, on Thursday (October 21) slammed Pakistan for interfering in Afghan issues. He said that Islamabad was 'fishing in troubled waters in Afghanistan, ' which would have dire consequences. General Naravane also referred to the infiltration bids and terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir have increased in the last two months due to India's 'Western neighbour'.
"I think their western front is equally, if not more, unstable. I think it is going to come and bite them, whatever they have been fishing in the troubled waters. It is going to bite them and they will realise how it hurts," he said.
General MM Naravane also warned about the possibility of terrorism spilling over into J&K through Pakistan-based terrorist organisations like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), especially because of the Taliban. However, Naravane has asserted that India will continue to protect its territorial integrity.
"We are always ready to protect our territorial integrity and it's not only during summer months or campaigning season or during winters. We are ever ready 24/7 to take on whatever is thrown at us. We are always ready to man our borders and protect territorial integrity and sovereignty," said General MM Naravane.