1962 China war can't be repeated: Indian Army chief

1962 China war can't be repeated: Indian Army chief

Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh asserted Wednesday that 1962 war with China cannot be repeated and assured that no enemy soldiers could ever set foot on Indian territory.

At an interaction with reporters here, Gen. Singh said India had adequate military plans for its borders to counter any misadventure by any force inimical to the nation.

"Nahi hoga (It will not happen)," the army chief said when asked if a repeat of the 1962 war could happen.

"I am assuring the nation as chief of army staff that 1962 will not be repeated," Gen. Singh said when he was reminded that 2012 is the 50th year of the only war that India had had lost since independence in 1947.

He noted that as the army chief, his mandate was "to safeguard the territorial integrity of the country".

"That's the assurance I am giving. We will not let any enemy enter our territory. Plans are afoot on all borders," he said.