India's Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has said that Indian security forces are not blamed for the use of pellet guns in occupied Kashmir because the stoned Kashmiris are 'more dangerous' than the pellet guns. ۔
Addressing a panel on counter-terrorism organized by the Foreign and Observer Research Foundation, The Hindu reported that General Bipin Rawat said that "the pellet gun is a non-lethal weapon that is rarely used." ۔
It should be noted that in order to control the recent protests in Indian occupied Kashmir, pallets of cartridges are being used which can fill 300 to 600 faces at a time.
In 2014, 20 people whose eyes were injured due to pellet stabbing in Kashmir, according to the study, 33% of them did not regain their eyesight again.
The Indian Chief of Defense staff added that "only the feet of young protesters in Kashmir-occupied Kashmir are targeted".
In response to a question, he said that the impression was being made that Indian forces were taking the worst approach in occupied Kashmir.
"When we faced terrorism in the 1990s, we had to deal with it severely," he said.
General Bipin Rawat said that the loss of security forces from the terrorists was 3 personnel compared to one.
Ben Rawat acknowledged that 'if we were hard, we would not have to suffer this loss'.