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Athawale expresses support for Army chief's PoK statement

 Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday voiced support for Army chief General M M Naravane's statement that the military can take control of Pakistan- occupied Kashmir if it gets orders from political authority.

Anab Mehdi

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Published on 12 Jan 2020 10:42 AM GMT

Athawale expresses support for Army chiefs PoK statement
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Mumbai: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday voiced support for Army chief General M M Naravane's statement that the military can take control of Pakistan- occupied Kashmir if it gets orders from political authority.

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Athawale said PoK housed camps of terror outfits targeting India and military action was required to uproot them.

"As far as Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is concerned, many years ago there was a parliamentary resolution on it that entire J-K is part of India. If Parliament wants that area should also belong to us and if we get orders to that effect, then definitely we will take action on it," the Army Chief had said in a press conference on Saturday.

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In a statement issued on Sunday, the Union minister for social justice and empowerment said, "I support Army chief Manoj Naravane's statement that the army is ready for military action in POK if ordered by the Central government."

He said the country had absolute confidence in the capabilities of its armed forces.

A resolution by Parliament in February 1994 stated that Pakistan must vacate the areas of Jammu and Kashmir, which it has occupied through aggression.

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(PTI)

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