China and Pakistan are not a threat to India, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Sunday, weeks after the Doklam crisis strained the relations between New Delhi and Beijing.
“None of the country (China or Pakistan) is a threat,” the Hindustan Times quoted Rawat as saying in Dehradun.
The army chief’s remarks came just a week after he reportedly dubbed the two countries as northern and eastern adversaries.
Reacting to Rawat’s ‘adversary’ remark, China had said that ties between the two countries should not be derailed.
“What I had said… said,” Rawat said on Sunday.