Major Gogoi will be punished if he has done something wrong, and it'll set an example: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat
In a first reaction to the controversy that has gripped the Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat said that if anyone, at any rank, in the Indian Army does wrong and "it comes to our notice", strictest action will be taken. Speaking to ANI, Rawat named Major Leetul Gogoi and said, "If Major Gogoi has done something wrong then I can say that he will be given due punishment and the punishment will be such that it will set an example."
Kashmir human shield row: State govt's refusal to compensate Farooq Ahmed Dar latest twist to long-running saga
The Mehbooba Mufti government has declined to compensate Farooq Ahmed Dar, the "human shield" tied to an Indian Army jeep in April.
Politicians like Sandeep Dikshit need to realise the grave situation India confronts in Kashmir before attacking General Bipin Rawat.
He may have been compared with the notorious General Dyer of Jallianwala Bagh infamy, but Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is unfazed by the description.
CPM slams Bipin Rawat's defence on Kashmir: Left party doesn't realise consequences of armed forces defying civilian govt
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has found an unlikely adversary in former general secretary of CPM Prakash Karat.
Senior BJP leader and Union minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday slammed former CPM general secretary Prakash Karat for "finding faults" with the Indian Army and "sympathising" with Kashmiri stone-pelters.
Kashmir human shield row: Bipin Rawat should maintain military discretion and focus on building morale
One of the traditions of the Indian armed forces has been not only maintaining its distance from the civilian population but living a parallel existence. That is why there were (and are) cantonments. There was a certain mystique to that lifestyle, a separate line reflected even in the physical topography of the military area.
Kashmir unrest: Separatist leaders lash out at army chief Bipin Rawat's defence of Major Leetul Gogoi
Separatists on Monday lashed out at army chief Gen Bipin Rawat for his comments on the role of the armed forces in Kashmir, saying it amounted to granting them "absolute authority and no accountability".
Kashmir human shield row: Victim alleges physical assault in medical report; police to summon Major Gogoi
Superintendent of Police, Budgam, Tejinder Singh, said that they could summon Major Gogoi, to carry forward the investigation.
The Indian Army's decision to award Major Leetul Gogoi, who had tied a man to a jeep in Kashmir purportedly as a shield against stone-pelters, shows "disdain" for human rights, the Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
A day after Major Leetul Gogoi, the man who had tied a Kashmiri man to a jeep, was honoured, Gogoi gave details about what led to the incident and how he saved many people's life with the idea.