New Delhi: The incident of firing by the Army in Nagaland killing of civilians by the Army is regrettable and appropriate and corrective action will be taken based on the outcome of investigation, Army Chief General MM Naravane said at a press conference on Wednesday.
As many as 13 civilians were killed in the Army firing in Oting village and its aftermath in Nagaland. The Army had apologized for what it called a case of mistaken identity.
After the incident, the Army instituted an internal inquiry into the incident. The chief said that the investigation was now in the final stage and the report was expected in a few days.
Talking about border security matters, Gen Naravane said that there has been mutual disengagement at multiple locations in Ladakh, adding that threat assessment has led to realignment of forces.
He said he was confident that the Army was much better prepared to meet challenges in the future.
He said the Army would continue to Chinese PLA firmly.
General Naravane pointed out that war or conflict is always an instrument of last resort
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