Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that Pakistan was using terrorism to “keep the pot boiling” in Jammu and Kashmir since they are aware that they can never succeed.

He further accused the neighbouring country of trying to stall development in Kashmir.

However, he warned that the Indian state was strong enough to counter everything and that the Army was fully capable of carrying out different operations.

“Pakistan is fully aware they can never succeed, terror is another way by them to keep the pot boiling. They want to stall development in Kashmir but Indian state is strong enough to counter everything, and we are fully capable of carrying out different operations,” the Army chief told media.

Rawat made the remarks after paying tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi to mark the Infantry Day.

The Army chief has time and again warned of carrying out surgical strikes against Pakistan in future if required. He has reiterated India’s stand that terrorism and talks cannot go hand-in-hand.

Earlier last month, Rawat had said that the Army was prepared for any infiltration.

“We are prepared for any infiltration. Terrorists are ready at that side of the border and we are ready on this side to welcome them. We will receive them and send them to their graves,” Rawat had said.