Army Chief rules out demilitarizing Siachen
New Delhi, May 26: Army Chief Gen V K Singh has rejected his Pakistani counterpart Gen Ashfaq Kayani’s proposal to demilitarize Siachen, the highest battle field of the world, dubbing it as ‘gimmick’.
Army Chief, in an interview to a news channel, said it would be foolish to accept these kind of gimmicks.
Gen Singh’s categorical rejection of Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Kayani’s proposal to withdraw armies from Siachen from both sides of the divide has come at a time when defence secretary- level talks between the countries are slated this month and leadership of Pakistan is trying to melt the ice on this issue without having any compromise on their stand.
Defence Minister AK Antony had already made it clear in Parliament that no one should expect any dramatic results of the talks, indicating that India will not pull out forces from the glacier unless Pakistan agrees to mark the actual ground position held by the respective armies.
Gen Singh said, “These are all gimmicks that keep coming from the establishment in Pakistan and we will be fools if we fall for them.” IANS
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