Speaking about Pakistan's action of beheading Indian soldier at India-Pakistan border, Singh asserted that the beheading was "unacceptable" and "most unpardonable" and the troops would respond immediately, aggressively and offensively if provoked.
An Indian soldier Hemraj, who was beheaded by the Pakistani troops in the Mendhar area of Jammu and Kashmir in 2013, was an incident which further strained the bilateral ties between India and Pakistan.
Speaking about Indian Army, Singh said, "Indian soldiers are prepared for the line of duty, up for any challenge."
Issuing a clear warning against Pakistan, Singh added, "We have always responded to Pakistan at the tactical level on the borders. Use of force has been from tactical to operational to strategic level."