Indian Army Chief signals soldiers to be more remorseless while facing resistance in occupied Kashmir
The Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat instructed his troops to use “innovative” ways as it is facing a “dirty war” in Jammu Kashmir. He also praised his officer as he tied a young Kashmiri boy, tied to his jeep, using as a shield against the Kashmiris protesters.
Major Leetul Gogoi, the officier who tied Kashmiri youngster on his jeep’s front was awarded, after the probe into the completed. According to Indian Army Chief, the idea behind awarding his soldier is to boost the morale of his officers operating in Kashmir. This is also an indication of approval and a “go ahead” signal by the Indian Army Chief to continue using Humans as a shield.
He added “This is a proxy war and proxy war is a dirty war. It is played in a dirty way. The rules of engagements are there when the adversary comes face-to-face and fights with you. It is a dirty war…. That is where innovation comes in. You fight a dirty war with innovations.”
The act of tying a young Kashmiri to army jeep against the stone pelters however has been criticized on humanitarian grounds by various human rights organizations, as the video of the incident sparked rage among many.
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