Panaji, 14 October
Taking a tough stand against Pakistan over terrorism, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said the surgical strikes carried out by India five years ago sent a strong message to the world that no one can interfere in its borders.
He said India gives a befitting reply to terrorist attacks under the BJP-led NDA regime, which was not the case when the Congress-led UPA was in power.
Shah was addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone of the National Forensic Science University at Dharbandora village in South Goa.
He said that during the UPA government, terrorists from across the border used to infiltrate India and create unrest and Delhi did nothing, but now India responds in the language which they (terrorists) understand.
Referring to the 2016 surgical strikes, Shah said India sent a strong message to the whole world through military action that no one can interfere in its borders.
India conducted surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) in response to the terrorist attack on an Army base in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on September 29, 2016.
Shah recalled the contribution of late BJP veteran Manohar Parrikar as the Defense Minister.
The home minister said Parrikar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be remembered for years for introducing One Rank One Pension (OROP) in the armed forces.
“Parrikar will be remembered for introducing One Rank One Pension for the three wings of the armed forces under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said. PTI