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It is not worth joining militancy because you will not live long: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 12, 2018, 02.21 PM (IST)

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday issued a stern warning to the youngsters who join terrorist organisations and said it is not worth joining militancy because you will not live long.

General Rawat made the statement while addressing reporters at an event at Mamun military station in Punjab. 

“It is not worth joining militancy because you will not live long. We are giving you an opportunity to surrender and give up guns. If people do not behave and continue the violence, the only element left is to neutralise them,” the Army Chief said.

"Union govt is taking full action against external forces trying to revive insurgency in Punjab. CM is concerned and taking direct action so the violence doesn’t spread again. Outsiders will attempt but the people of Punjab will not let them do it," General Bipin Rawat added.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Shifting his focus to Punjab, Gen Rawat said that the Union government is taking full action against external forces trying to revive insurgency in Punjab.