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Army chief Rawat dares stone pelters to fire weapons instead of stones

Backs decision to award Major Leetul Gogoi, who tied a man to an army jeep to act as a human shield

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Indian Army is facing a "dirty war" in Jammu and Kashmir which has to be fought through "innovative" ways, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has said, stoutly defending the use of a Kashmiri as a 'human shield' by a young officer. In an exclusive interaction with PTI, Rawat said the main objective of awarding Major Leetul Gogoi, when a Court of Inquiry was finalising its probe into the incident, was to boost the morale of young officers of the force who are operating in a very difficult environment in the militancy- infested state. "This is a ...

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First Published: Sun, May 28 2017. 16:02 IST
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