Former COAS Gen VK Singh Asserts India’s Plan to Take on POK

Speaking at the E-Agenda on Aaj Tak event, former Army chief and Minister of State (MoS) for Road Transport and Highways VK Singh delivered a strong statement, declaring that the entire Kashmir region belongs to India, including Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK).

PoK Belongs to India, Says VK Singh

General VK Singh emphasized India’s claim over PoK. Stating that it will eventually come under Indian control. He criticized Pakistan’s leadership, alleging that the country’s rulers are unable to manage their nation. And with their army dictating decisions for the people. Former COAS also claimed that India’s plan is ready. We just need to execute it well.

Doubtful International Support for Pakistan

Expressing doubt about international support for Pakistan, VK Singh highlighted India’s global influence under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He asserted that the world would stand with India, emphasizing the significance of India’s inclusive approach on the global stage.

VK Singh, who spent 12 years in Kashmir, discussed the complexities of the region. He cautioned against giving undue weight to every judgment and emphasized the need for on-the-ground information during encounters, criticizing external comments.

Future Plans Kept Confidential

Avoiding specific details about the government’s plans, VK Singh mentioned that action would be taken when the time is right. He asserted that a plan is ready, and opportunities for action would be seized when they arise.

IMD’s Inclusion of PoK Cities in Forecasts

VK Singh’s comments coincide with the Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) decision to explicitly include cities in PoK in its forecasts. The IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre now incorporates Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad in its daily weather bulletins under the Jammu and Kashmir meteorological sub-division.

Significance of Inclusion Amid Political Developments

This development is significant, especially as it aligns with India’s stance that PoK belongs to the country. It comes at a time when Pakistan’s Supreme Court has allowed elections in Gilgit-Baltistan, prompting a strong reaction from India.

In summary, VK Singh’s bold assertions regarding Kashmir’s ownership, coupled with developments in weather forecasts, add a new dimension to the ongoing geopolitical dynamics in the region.