Army chief backs Govt’s decision to call off dialogue with Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Sunday backed the Government’s decision to call off dialogue with Pakistan, asserting that talks and terror cannot go together.

The Government had on Friday called off a meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in New York, citing the brutal killings of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad releasing postage stamps “glorifying” Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani.

Infiltration from across the border persists despite the call for a ceasefire by Pakistan, said Rawat stressing that this cannot be allowed to continue and appropriate action has to be taken to deter terrorists from disrupting the peace in the Valley.

He was talking at a commemoration ceremony of Haifa Day Centernary at the Teen Murti Haifa Memorial here. (AGENCIES)