Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s clear cut message for enemies, just shoot them
With no sign of easing the tension along India-Pakistan border and LoC, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had sent a clear cut message to terrorists as well as to Pakistan. Parrikar has told the soldiers not be on defensive while dealing with cross- border firing or with terrorists. Manohar Parrikar has asked soldiers to shoot them.
“When I took over as the Defence Minister, the first thing I told them (soldiers) that if you see machine gun or pistol in anyone’s hand, don’t expect that he has come to say hello to you. Before you get martyred, you should eliminate him,” Parrikar said.
“In Kashmir, our army was further fighting with the terrorists. Congress government had also given them the direction that till they (terrorist) fires bullet on you, you do not retaliate,” he said.
PAKISTAN MUST MEND WAYS
Parrikar has also reiterated that Pakistan needed to shun its policy of further fomenting trouble in Indian borders and inside its territory.
“Pakistan should stop being defensive. They are firing first after which we have to retaliate. Firing is taking from that side first. It is little less, now,” Parrikar said.
“My interpretation of this entire situation is that in Kashmir is better than what it was earlier,” Defence Minister said.
CANNOT COMPROMISE NATIONAL SECURITY
Parrikar has also said that under Modi government, many attempts have been further made to resolve issues with Pakistan amicably, but efforts proved futile.
“Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done a lot for solving problems with Pakistan. It will be better that we have a good relationship with the neighbouring country. But, it can’t happen at the cost of national security,” Parrikar asserted.
On the question about Pakistan, saying that the country was ready for war, Parrikar has said, “India will not be aggressive anytime, but we will not put down national security.”
In the backdrop of the intense ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Parrikar has said that the Indian troops have complete power and they are giving an apt reply to the enemy.