Nizamabad (Telangana), Sep 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that talks with Pakistan will have no meaning unless the neighbouring country stops exporting terrorists to India.

He alleged that Pakistan was continuing its attempts to destabilise India by sending terrorists and by violating ceasefire.

Addressing a public meeting organised by the Bharatiya Janata Party in this Telangana town to mark ‘Telangana Liberation Day’, the Minister claimed that situation on the border had changed and that India is no longer a weak country.

Stating that India is giving a befitting reply to the terror, he said this had no parallel in the country’s history.

Rajnath Singh vowed to root out the problems of terrorism, extremism and Maoism.

He said India had emerged as a powerful country and no power can cast evil eye on it or threaten its sovereignty.

The Home Minister said the 13 month period from August 15, 1947 to September 17, 1948 was a dark chapter in India’s history as the ruler of Hyderabad State committed repression on people, who want to merge with India.

He paid tributes to India’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for launching ‘police action’ to force Nizam to merge Hyderabad State with the Indian Union.

He said the credit of political unification of India goes to Patel who ensured merger of all states with the Indian Union.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.