Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday ruled out direct talks between the Centre and militants and urged the Kashmiri separatists to hold parleys with the interlocutor appointed by the Delhi, reported Zee News
According to Zee News report the Army Chief said that the Centre has appointed an interlocutor, who is talking to all parties concerned.
“While maintaining that the Centre’s interlocutor is open to holding talks with anyone who wants to speak to him, nothing can be done if the Kashmiri separatists don’t come to the negotiation table,” the report said.
”Interlocutor is talking to people. He is open to anybody who wants to speak to him. We’re doing indirect talks, if they (separatists) don’t want to talk, what can we do?” the report quoted Gen Rawat as saying.
”The head of the state isn’t going to talk to the militants; it’s not going to happen,” Zee News quoted Army Chief Bipin Rawat as saying.