"We need to look at developments in Afghanistan in 2014 before we can look at perhaps tampering with or diluting the disturbed areas (act). This is in regard to the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir," he said.

Gen Singh said it would be prudent to "wait and watch for a while" before taking a call on AFSPA.

"As per military's perspective, (in view of) the situation prevailing in the Valley, I think we should wait for a while to see whether the situation remains the same, worsens or improves. Based on that we should take action," the Army Chief said.

In a word of caution, he said, "There are certain inputs alluding to this already. And, therefore, we need to be on guard.”

Asked about the statement of Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan that AFSPA should be lifted from Jammu and Kashmir, Gen Singh said, "I never comment on statements of political leaders. Our national perspective is that it is our country, Jammu and Kashmir is our state and nobody should have any doubts about it."


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