Amid the raucous call for retaliation for the murder and mutilation of two Indian soldiers at the Line of Control, Army chief General Bipin Rawat today provided a cryptic response
Today, General Rawat -- who had personally monitored the strikes was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India, "We don't talk about future plans beforehand; we share details after execution".
General Rawat's deputy, Vice Chief of Army Staff Sarath Chand, has already said the perpetrators will "face consequences". "I do not want to say what we will do. Instead of speaking, we will focus on our action at a time and place of our choosing," he told reporters yesterday.
"They (Pakistani army) said it was not done by their forces. Then who did it? Their people came to our area and did it. They will have to take responsibility and face consequences for it," the officer had said.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley also said that the "Sacrifice of the two Indian soldiers will not go in vain and the Indian armed forces will react appropriately to the inhuman act of the Pakistani troops.”