Security policy towards Pakistan needs change: Army chief

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) India needs to change its security policy towards Pakistan, Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh said here on Tuesday, referring to the terrorist attack on the IAF base at Pathankot that left seven security personnel and six terrorists killed.

“As a security personnel, I can say that India needs to change its security policy towards Pakistan,” General Singh told IANS.

“Every time Pakistan bleeds us to the thousands of cuts… We just talk about it for a few days and after that we let it go as usual business,” he added.

General Singh along with hundreds of former servicemen at the India Gate here paid homage to the soldiers martyred during Pathankot air base attack.

Retired Brigadier J.S. Sandhu also echoed the voice of the army chief, saying that, “India needs to sharpen its action towards Pakistan”.

“The government needs to let the army act against these terror groups… We have always been lenient and soft towards Pakistan, but in return we were only rewarded with attacks,” Sandhu told IANS.

Among others who gathered to pay homage to the martyrs were students, families of ex-servicemen and activists.

Himangi, a 19-year-old law student, asked the nation to learn to pay homage and respect to the martyrs.

“Those army men fought for us to be safe. And we are not even bothered to pay them a homage or respect,” she said.

“Why aren’t the politicians or bureaucrats bothered?” she asked.

Later, a candle light vigil was also held by the ex-servicemen.

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