Indian army can cross border to protect territorial integrity, warns Home Minister Rajnath Singh

New Delhi/Islamabad: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh issued a stern warning to Pakistan that, ‘the Indian army will not hesitate to even cross the border, if warranted to protect its national borders’. Pakistan has resorted to heavy firing across the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB); and the Indian army has given them a fitting reply. At the same time, a political conflict has also been sparked between the two countries. In view of this, the warning issued by Home Minister Rajnath Singh gains importance.

‘Jammu-Kashmir (J-K) is an integral part of India. No power can separate Jammu and Kashmir from India. India wants to resolve the J-K issue. India is ready for discussions in the matter and mediators for the same have also been appointed’, said Rajnath Singh. India wants friendly relations with Pakistan, but Pakistan is disinterested. Home Minister Rajnath Singh criticised the contradiction in Pakistani policies by pointing out that Pakistan is about to award political recognition to Hafeez Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 attacks.

Rajnath-SinghRajnath Singh reminded all that the Indian army had destroyed the terrorist bases by crossing the Line of Control (LoC) in retaliation to the terrorist attack at Uri in 2016. He referred to these attacks to substantiate that if the need arises, the Indian army will act by crossing the borders to protect the territorial integrity. Meanwhile, as the skirmishes are intensifying on the border, a conflict at the political level also has been sparked between the two countries.

India and Pakistan had accused each other over ‘harassment’ of their diplomats. Two days ago, Pakistan recalled their High Commissioner in India. The Pakistan media have claimed that the High Commissioner will not be sent back to India.

Pakistan has also announced their withdrawal from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting to be held in Delhi. India had extended an invitation to Pakistan for the meeting. Pakistan has decided to reject the invitation. Some economists and reporters had advised that Pakistan who is already facing economic crisis, should not boycott the Trade organisation meeting in India. But the Pakistan government does not seem to be in a mood to consider this point.

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