Is Army chief’s reply to Pakistan too soft?

GN Bureau | January 15, 2013



Angry at the beheading of Indian soldier on Line of Control, Army chief Gen Bikram Singh issued a warning to Pakistan saying India reserves the right to retaliate. Talking tough over the incident in Mendhar area of Jammu and Kashmir, he said the beheading was “unacceptable” and “most unpardonable” and the troops would respond immediately, aggressively and offensively if provoked. In the light of his statement, is beheading not enough an incident to get provoked. Is the General being too soft?

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