ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India
Aug 19, 2019, 09.47 PM
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said the Army was ready for "any eventuality" in the aftermath of Balakot operations and the same was conveyed to the government during discussions.
"Army was ready for any ground escalation by Pakistan after the Balakot operations," he said during an interaction with retiring officers in Delhi.
The Indian Air Force had prepared itself for both offensive and air defence operations in the region and had positioned its frontline aircraft in forward locations, he added.
He also said that the Army had also deployed a significant element of its Strike Corps' including the T-90 tank regiments close to the borders with Pakistan for any eventuality as the tensions between two neighbours escalated in the aftermath of Balakot airstrikes and subsequent dogfight between the IAF and PAF on February 27.