The Chinese military on Thursday rejected as "irresponsible" Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat's remarks that India is ready for a two-and-a-half front war, asking him to "stop clamouring for war".
Rawat had said that India is prepared for security threats posed by China, Pakistan as well as by internal threats. Responding to Rawat's remarks, the People's Liberation Army spokesman Col Wu Qian said: "Such rhetoric is extremely irresponsible".
"We hope that the particular person in the Indian Army could learn from historical lessons and stop such clamouring for war," he told the media.
"As far as armed forces are concerned, we are tasked to be prepared for a two-front war and I think we are capable of carrying out our task in whatever manner that we may be asked to do by the political hierarchy," Gen Rawat told NewsX channel.
General Rawat said as far as the northern border is concerned, army has adopted certain mechanism to ensure that a harmonious relationship is maintained along the Line of Actual Control.
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Updated Date: Jun 29, 2017 16:50:29 IST