Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Saturday said that the Indian Army will act on getting back Azad Kashmir if the Parliament was willing and the army received orders to such effect.
The Army chief was speaking at a press conference in New Delhi where he was asked if Azad Kashmir can be a part of India as stated by the political leadership. In response to the question, General MM Naravane said that there is a parliamentary resolution stating that the entire Jammu & Kashmir is a part of India, and hence the army will take appropriate action if it receives orders to take Azad Kashmir back.
“There is a parliamentary resolution that entire J&K is part of India. If Parliament wants it, then Azad Kahmir also should belong to us. When we get orders to that effect, we’ll take appropriate action,” General Naravane said.