Rajnath Singh: India has shown it won't hesitate to cross border

Updated: Jan 22, 2018, 13:44 IST | Agencies

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday said India has shown it can attack its enemies not only on its soil, but also in a foreign territory, if need be

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday said India has shown it can attack its enemies not only on its soil, but also in a foreign territory, if need be. Singh's remarks come almost a month after a group of five Army commandos crossed the Line of Control in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir and killed three Pakistani soldiers in a daring operation. The operation was seen as avenging the killing of four Indian Army personnel by the Pakistan Army in Keri sector. "A few months ago, Pakistan, in an act of cowardice, attacked and martyred 17 of our jawans. Prime Minister Narendra Modi consulted all of us on this serious issue, and the Indian Army entered the Pakistani area and killed the militants," Singh said at a public meeting here.

"India's image in the world has become that of a strong nation and we have given a strong message to the world that we can attack our enemies not only on our soil, but also in their territory. India has developed this power," he said. Singh said India wants to maintain a friendly relationship with Pakistan. "But Pakistan is not mending its ways," Singh said. "I want to assure you that our government will not let India bow its head," he said. Two soldiers die Two soldiers injured in Pakistani firing and shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir succumbed to their injuries on Sunday.

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