May 2002 News

Time for action has come: Gen Padmanabhan

16 May 2002
The Daily Excelsior

Kathmandu: Outraged by the terrorist attack on army camp near Jammu, Chief of Army Staff General S Padmanabhan today said time has come for action but a decision in this regard had to be taken by the entire nation. ''Time for action has come. But the army is not the body to make decision in this regard. The decision will be taken by the entire nation,'' he told reporters here replying to a question on cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. General Padmanabhan, who concluded his four-day visit to the Himalayan kingdom, did not elaborate the type of action the army was considering, saying ''I cannot say everything here''. He said he would visit the border areas to review the situation. ''I am aware of the attack on children of the Indian army personnel in Kashmir, and it was very sad.'' He also assured that they will be looked after.


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