New Delhi: Hours after India decimated Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) terror camps in Balakot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Country is in safe hands.” Addressing his first pubic rally after IAF strike on Pakistan, PM Modi said,”Today is a day to pay homage to India’s bravehearts. I want to assure you that the country is in safe hands. Every Indian will win. We won’t let anything threaten India. Serving you is my priority. I will always defend the nation.” Also Read - First Priority To Strengthen Grassroots Democracy In J&K, Says PM Modi After Meeting With 14 Leaders

“Today I repeat what I said back in 2014 – Saugandh mujhe is mitti ki main desh nahi mitne doonga, main desh nahi rukne doonga. Main desh nahi jhukne doonga….Mera vachan hai Bharat maa ko, tera sheesh nahi jhukne doonga,” PM Modi added. Also Read - PM Modi-J&K Leaders Meet Concludes, Centre Assures Help For Future, Betterment of UT | Top Developments

Notably, India struck Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) biggest camp in Pakistan early Tuesday in a major “preemptive” action killing a large number of terrorists and trainers of the Pakistan-based terror group preparing to carry out suicide attacks in this country. Also Read - Tokyo Olympics 2021: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wishes Very Best to Indian Contingent

Earlier in the day, BJP president Amit Shah had said that country is safe under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strong and decisive leadership. “I congratulate and salute the bravery and valour of our armed forces. Today’s action further demonstrates that India is safe and secure under the strong and decisive leadership of PM Nrendra Modi,” he stated. “Our New India will not spare any acts of terror and their perpetrators and patrons,” Shah added.

Baffled over India’s action, Pakistan, on the other hand, said that it has “the right to self-defence and (give) a befitting response”.  “We kept on telling the world that this could happen… they (India) carried out aggression against Pakistan today,” Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said.

Tuesday’s attack came after a suicide bomber killed 40 CRPF troopers in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. The attack was claimed by the JeM.