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Addressing the Annual press conference ahead of Army Day on January 15, Gen Rawat said, "You will be surprised that in the government schools of Kashmir, teachers are teaching something that should not be taught".

Asked about the "pressure" being exerted on Pakistan by U.S., he said: "It would be premature to say what will be the impact of the pressure".

The army chief said India can not allow its neighbours to drift away to China. "We have to see we are not isolated against China in this region", he said, also referring to the emerging "quadrilateral" with the US, Australia and Japan in the Indo-Pacific maritime domain.

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Acknowledging that China is exerting pressure on the Indian border, he said that China is a powerful country but we are not a weak nation. "They are more concerned about the tasks at hand to get success. that is why sometimes it is leading to higher casualty rates", Rawat said, according to ANI. Indian troops were forced to intervene on behalf of Bhutan, which led to a 74-day military standoff in the Sikkim sector. "With China, we have an agreement to not change status quo". Chinese troops were very well equipped. "This year it will shift to North Kashmir's Baramulla, Pattan, Handwara, Kupwara, Sopore and Lolab, and some northern areas of Bandipore so that the infiltration can be thwarted there", he said.

Acknowledging the suspension of military aid to Pakistan by the US, General Rawat averred it was premature to talk how much of an impact it would have on Pakistan, India and the extended neighborhood. "Troops are earmarked, should a situation arise our troops are ready to cater", said the Army chief. "We will have to do our own job", he said, adding the United States had its own "compulsions" to maintain relations with Pakistan. "We have to get systems that are best suited for our requirements", he added. "We are also sincerely looking to increase our cyber security capabilities. We also need to build capacity to move forces from western sector to northern sectors". Why do we need a separate map for the state?

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