Srinagar: The former army chief and Minister of State (MoS) for Road Transport and Highways VK Singh said that the government of India has a “ready plan” to recapture Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and action about it will be taken at an opportune time, reports said Saturday.
‘I will not tell you that we are going to do this, or we will do that. or what we have to do. It will happen when the time comes. A plan is ready. The day we see an opportunity, action will be taken,” Singh said while speaking at the E-Agenda programme of New Delhi based Aaj Tak.
According to the report by India Today, Singh said that he was not going to say what the government will do or has to do.
“It will happen when the time comes,” he said.
Singh, who retired as Indian army chief, also claimed in the programme that entire Kashmir, including PcK belonged to India and that the territory “will come to us automatically”
Talking about Pakistan’s Supreme Court decisoon allowing elections in Gilgit-Baltistan, the MoS said, “Pakistan’s rulers are not even able to manage their country, their army is deciding what to do to the people. In this situation, the people there are trying to do something so that the world stands with them.
Speaking about Handwara gunfight that left two senior army officers among five security personnel dead, MoS Singh said when there is an encounter, only the person present on the ground can inform about the damage done there.
“If someone outside makes a comment, it is wrong. I have spent 12 years in Kashmir. Judgments are made and these will continue to be made, there is no need to give weight to every judgment,” he said.
Ex-army chief’s comments come after India’s IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre has started including cities under Pakistan-controlled-Kashmir in its forecasts, a departure from its earlier format.