Comments by Indian army chief very hostile, says Khar


The remarks made by Indian Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh following the beheading of an Indian soldier on the LoC last week were “very hostile”, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Tuesday, as she asked Indian leaders to “catch up” with developments in her country.

“We were not very pleasantly surprised by the comments that we heard from many political leaders in India also. I think this is what has changed in Pakistan where India needs to catch up,” Khar said. “After the comments by the army chief I am taken back a few 20 years,” Khar said on the popular Charlie Rose Show of the PBS news channel.

“What did he say?” she was asked in follow up. “Just very hostile comments,” Khar said, adding she was referring to the comments made by the Indian Army chief. On Monday, Gen Singh issued a clear warning to Pakistan saying India reserves the right to retaliate at the “time and place” of its choosing.

Talking tough over the January 8 incident in Mendhar area of Jammu and Kashmir, he said the beheading was “unacceptable” and “most unpardonable” and the troops would respond immediately, aggressively and offensively if provoked. Khar is in New York to attend a special session of the UN Security Council of which Pakistan is the Chairman for the month of January.

“I think Pakistan today presents a country which is very clear in its head as to how it wants to operate with its neighbours. And the way we want to operate with our neighbours is to try and build on the trust to take care of and then build that trust enough to be able to build an environment in which we can take care of the disputes that we have on the dialogue table rather than through military statements and through military actions,” Khar said.


  1. Ms Khar, have you got guts to accept that your army regulars crossed LOC, and behaved 2 indian Jawans. Taken one's head along with them. Can you tel this to international community, and to your own civilized population ( if you have left with any)? Come cleare, accept your dies.

    Pakistan, before going to bed, ask yourself, if u r still a human?

  2. Where is the evidence that they took the head? Please let some third party investigate it .
    Since Indian army represents occupation force, you can expect these kind of instances in future. Do you remember what happened in Iraq?

  3. .
    The timing of LOC conflict, Qadri, CJ's Raja arrest are too synchronized …
    The line-up of the elements are too perfect to be coincidental …
    Khakis' are spookily silent now (this is a signature act) …
    Another bout of military rule (coming) ???

  4. I agree with Simant. Pakistan first takes the bad move…in fact a very inhuman approach and then if Indians oppose to what they did , khar says that Indians are wrong. Is she out of her mind ??? What will happen if her family is beheaded and all the bodies without heads are given to them . Is there any end to your cruelty Ms Khar ? Be touchy and a cry baby only if you can understand the feelings of others also.

  5. This comment is in response to uk citizen
    Is there an y end to cruel Occupation of Indian army in Kashmir? Till that time these kind of things will keep on happening. Remember what they have been doing to the civilian population. Do not forget raping of women.
    The real solution is end of occupation by Indian forces till that time struggle will continue.

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