New Delhi: Narendra Modi government had given a free hand to the armed forces to retaliate in the event of terrorist attacks and cross-border strikes, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Also Read - If Jasprit Bumrah Can Stay Fit, He Will Take 400 Test Wickets - Curtly Ambrose

“Gone are the days when the governments in the country used to raise a white flag whenever troops from Pakistan launched attacks in violation of ceasefire. Now the policy is one bullet fired from the other side would be retaliated with 100 bullets,” the home minister said, while speaking at a function organised by an association of primary school teachers. Also Read - Hardik Pandya May Not be Seen in Test Cricket For a Long While - Aakash Chopra

Furthermore he added,”Terrorism is an international problem. All countries are facing its brunt. But we have told our armed forces not to worry about ammunition and resources while thwarting terrorist attacks and responding to cross-border firing and shelling,” Also Read - The Pressure of Expectations is Getting to Shubman Gill - Sunil Gavaskar

Showering praise on Narendra Modi-led government, Singh said that the country was making steady economic progress under the NDA regime and was well on course in making it to the list of the top three economies of the world within a decade. On the economic front, efforts were made to strengthen the country, he added.

The event was also attended by Union minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party MP Arun Kumar.