A day after Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat warned of calling out Pakistan's "nuclear bluff", the country's top civil and military leaders threatened to stir a "nuclear encounter" with India. He went on to say that General Rawat's comments were unfit for that of an army chief.
"Mr Bipin Rawat is a respected and well-decorated officer of this country".
The Indian Army has been adopting a "tough" approach in dealing with ceasefire violations and terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir in the last one year. I don't think he is an educationist that he will give sermons on education.
The US, meanwhile, said that there's been no official communication from Pakistan on a suspension of cooperation. "That's why they are targeting us through sub-conventional threat and state-sponsored terrorism", he said.
The minister said the state's students and teachers were "very efficient", and "some have topped the IAS exam". Jammu and Kashmir has a capable chief minister. He added that the education system in the state needs to be given a relook.
The latest development took place after Rawat's statement that schools in Jammu and Kashmir were teaching two maps - India's and Jammu and Kashmir's - to the students, which he said was radicalising youth. The basic grassroot problem lies here, the way the education system in government schools in J&K has been corrupted. They are our children and we should not be happy about their deaths.
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"We are a professional army, responsible nuclear state and resilient nation", the DG ISPR said.
"The threatening and irresponsible statement by the Indian Army Chief today is representative of a sinister mindset that has taken hold of India".
Bukhari's comments come days after senior politicians from the ruling People's Democratic Party condemned the killings of militants and hailed them as martyrs.
"Those people who are not concerned with education tell us whether there should be one map or two maps in the schools".
The Education Minister said the Army chief should rather concentrate on his own job.