Lt. Gen. Chand said that Pakistan, being a smaller country with a smaller economy, chose to needle India unconventionally rather than engaging in a full-fledged war.
He also stated that South Asia continues to be one of the most "volatile regions" in the world, adding, "India being in the centre of it, is the security provider for this region."
"India needs to become economically strong in order to have influence in the area and to secure ourselves. The world recognises strength, both economic and military," he added
On June 16, Chinese troops tried to construct a road through the disputed Doka La Plateau which was physically blocked by Indian troops in the area triggering the present standoff.