New Delhi: Deterrent action against Pakistan will continue at the International border irrespective of whether they have learnt a lesson or not, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday. Addressing a press conference in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on the second anniversary of the 2016 surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC), Sitharaman said,”There are intrusions on the border and we are also eliminating a lot of them at the border itself, not allowing them to come in. I believe an action of this kind will deter Pakistan from training and sending in terrorists.”
Notably, Sitharaman’s statement comes a day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh indicated at yet another surgical strike-like operation on the terror launch pads across the border.
Addressing a gathering in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar, Singh had slammed Pakistan saying the neighbouring country keeps fostering unrest and doesn’t refrain from its wicked activities.
“Kuch hua hai main bataunga nahi…Vishwas rakhna theek thaak hua hai do din pehle…aur aage dekhiye kya hoga (Something big has happened, I won’t say what…it has gone alright just two-three days ago. Some people know. And you will see ahead, what happens). I have told the BSF, they are our neighbours, don’t fire the first bullet. But if they fire the first one, don’t count how many you fire back,” Singh had said.