Lieutenant General P N Hoon (Retired) said Saturday that India is retaliating much better than before to Pakistan's repeated violations of the November 2003 ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control that separates the two nations.
He also said that plans are in place to give a befitting retaliatory reply to Pakistan should the ceasefire violations continue.
Describing the repeated ceasefire violations by the Pakistan troops as a very serious matter, Lt. Gen.Hoon said, "I can assure you that we are retaliating much better than ever before. We will destroy them if they do not wake up."
He also said, "We must be very strong and cannot allow these Geelanis and Maliks to meet the Pakistani High Commissioner in New Delhi."
"Pakistan should not live in fool's paradise thinking that they have got the atomic bomb, we will never be the first one to use the atomic bomb but if Pakistan uses it, then we will destroy them," Lt. Gen. Hoon added.
Meanwhile, former Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Raj Kadyan (Retired) has said that the increased frequency of ceasefire violations may be because Pakistanwants India to focus on these violations while they infiltrate the border
Lt. Gen. Kadyan said, "There can a be couple of reasons behind this, one reason is that they want India to focus on these violations while they infiltrate the border in other parts and second is that the army wants to increase their acceptance among Pakistani people amidst their internal turmoil."
He also said that the Pakistan Army wants to portray itself as the saviours of nation who stopped India from invading their soil.
Earlier today, a major ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the R.S Pura Sector of Jammu led to the death of two civilians and injured a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan. The Pakistani troops reportedly targeted 22 posts of the BSF in the Arnia and R.S Pura sectors of Jammu district, in one of the worst cases of shelling till now.(ANI)