Prime News, National (New Delhi), September 6:- Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said Pakistan should take the first step against terrorism and stop terrorism, only then “India would be like Neeraj Chopra”, referring to the Asian Games javelin gold medallist’s gesture of reaching out to his Pakistani competitor.
Asked if there was any “sportsmanship” on display at the Indo-Pak border, Rawat said, “They should make the first move, they should stop terrorism. If they stop terrorism, we will also be like Neeraj Chopra.”
General Rawat was speaking at an event to felicitate Asian Games medallists from the Army.
At the Asian Games, Chopra stood flanked by a Chinese and a Pakistani on the podium. The picture of Chopra shaking hands with Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem, who won bronze, on the podium went viral on social media.
Rawat said that contrary to the figures that keep coming up in the media that terrorism was rising, local youngsters getting radicalised and taking up arms were getting killed by the security forces or arrested or surrendering in 1-2 months. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).