Manoj Mukund Naravane

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‘Escalation doesn’t always lead to war’: Army chief on Balakot strikes

Army chief General MM Naravane has said that India’s strike at terror launchpad across the border in Balakot showed that if one is skilful, escalation does not always lead to war. General Naravane was speaking at a seminar on land warfare on Tuesday.

He also said that rise of non-state actors like terrorists demands that victory in war is formulated in a nuanced manner.

The Indian Air Force Mirage-2000s struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) camp in Balakot on February 26, 2019, in response to the Pulwama suicide bombing attack in Kashmir in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men were killed 12 days earlier.

Source: Hindustan Times