Hitting out at Pakistan, lieutenant general KJ Singh, general officer commanding-in-chief, Western Command, on Thursday, said Pakistan must learn lessons from their past defeats and stop its childish pranks as this would further destroy them.
The army officer, who was addressing a gathering at the Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, to commemorate the golden jubilee celebration of the 1965 Indo-Pak war, said, “Be it the 1965 war or the Kargil war, Pakistan had been made to bite the dust. But Pakistan doesn’t seem to be learning from it. They should stop thinking that that they can break our country. It seems they have become quite used to bearing insults.”
Singh said, “I am standing in this border city and want my voice to be heard across the border that they (Pakistan) must leave their childish pranks as it will destroy them.”
‘Leave this stupidity’
Speaking on the Dinanagar and Pathankot terror attacks, he said, “Our country has reached Mars and they are still planning just to enter our home to terrorise us. I suggest them to leave this stupidity.”
Appraising the youth and other present on the occasion about “Shauryanjali”, which contains official records of the martyrs, he said it would make people recall about the Indo-Pak (1965) war. “It would be commissioned soon,” he said, adding, “Last year around 15 books on 1965 war were published. But ‘The Monsoon War: Young Officers Reminisce – 1965 India-Pakistan War’ by Amarinder Singh and Tajinder Shergill’s history-cum-memoirs of the 1965 Indo-Pak war, which were published towards the end of 2015, are the most comprehensive.”
He said the 1965 War was the “People’s war” where the army stood up for the nation. “The people of Punjab are to be credited for the valour they showed at that hour,” he added.
The seminar was conducted jointly by the Panther Division and the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU). It was an informative and interactive session where the 1965 Indo-Pak war was discussed elaborately.