We are capable of giving a befitting reply: Rajnath Singh

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New Delhi, 14 November

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that India is not lagging behind in development along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh and asserted that the country will give a befitting reply to any situation. He was speaking at the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of All India Ex-Servicemen Services Council at Telibagh in Lucknow.

The Defense Minister said, ‘People are talking about the development of a village on the border of Arunachal Pradesh. I don’t want to discuss it here, but I have personally seen what we are doing at the borders. I would like to congratulate our defense officers that we are no less. Whatever the situation, we will respond. We are clear about our policy on national security.”

He said that Pakistan, which was defeated in the 1971 war and the 1999 Kargil war, will now have to end its ties with terrorism. Without naming China, he said, ‘India has another neighboring country and there is no need to name it. He has made up his mind to be arbitrary with everyone. Many countries did not oppose it as they should have. Our soldiers have given a big and clear message to our neighbour.” – tns