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India wants peaceful relations with China and Pak: Army Chief

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Jan 15, IRNA -- India’s Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor Friday said India wanted to foster "cordial and peaceful relations" with China and Pakistan.

"India has always believed in maintaining peaceful and cordial relations with its neighbouring countries," Kapoor told his troops, senior officers and foreign dignitaries here on the occasion of the 62nd Army Day.

"With China, we want to continue peace. We want cordial relations and peace with Pakistan too," he said after reviewing a smartly turned out Army Day Parade.

On the insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir and North Eastern States, the Army Chief said the current situation was very much under control.

"The insurgency situation in Jammu and Kashmir is in full control of the security forces. The peaceful situation in the border state is due to the continuous efforts of the security forces. In the North East too we have ensured peace. We will continue this good work," he said.

Referring to the changes in the geo-political and security situation, Kapoor said this was an era of bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation and added that India had pursued it by holding highly enriching joint training exercises with several countries.

"Such joint exercises provide an opportunity to enhance mutual understanding," he said.


End News / IRNA / News Code 898394

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