Hotline to be set up between Indian and Chinese Armies very soon says Army Chief

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has said a hotline will be set up between the Indian and Chinese armies very soon.

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, he said both India and China are very keen on having a hotline between the Indian Army’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) and the Chinese officer holding similar position.

The Army Chief said a hotline will help resolve incidents such as transgressions along the border promptly. Currently, India and Pakistan have a hotline between their DGMOs.

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat also said, India has to wait and watch the impact of the US pressure on Pakistan. Recently the US had stopped military aid to Pakistan saying that the country is not taking stringent steps against terrorists and terror groups on its soil.

General Rawat said, terrorism in Kashmir is not over and the focus of operations will shift to North Kashmir this year.

The Chief of the Army Staff added, the Army will get over one lakh 86 thousand bullet proof jackets phase wise starting from June.

He said, the Army is also focusing on improving cyber security. General Rawat said, infrastructure development on northern borders has to be stepped up.