Despite a "resounding defeat" in Kargil, Pakistandoes not seem to have learnt its lesson as it continues to indulge in ceasefireviolations, Eastern Army Commander Lt General M M Naravane said on Friday.
Asserting that the Army is always ready to face anysituation, the general officer commanding-in-chief (GOC-in-C), Eastern Command,said, "On the 20th anniversary of our (Kargil) victory, we arerededicating ourselves for safeguarding the security and sovereignty of ournation."
"Some people just don't learn their lessons; you haveto keep teaching them till they learn. The country's western neighbour engagesin pointless arguments and continues to indulge in ceasefire violations,despite its resounding defeat in Kargil.
"The sooner they stop, the sooner all canprogress," Naravane, who has been appointed the next vice-chief of theArmy, told newspersons on the occasion of 'Kargil Diwas'.
The GOC-in-C paid tributes to the soldiers who laid downtheir lives in the 1999 Kargil war at a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at FortWilliam, the Eastern Command headquarters.
The ceremony was also attended by former Indian Air Forcechief Air Marshal (retd) Arup Raha, Naval Officer in- Charge, Bengal Area,Commodore Suprobho De and several other serving and retired officers andpersonnel of the armed forces.