New Delhi: In a stern message that India will give a befitting reply to its enemies, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the pain felt from a soldier’s death must be transmitted to those harming the country.
The remarks came after seven security personnel were martyred while fighting six terrorists who stormed the Pathankot Air Force base on January 2. The encounter continued for over 30 hours.
Speaking at the 66th Army Day celebrations in the national capital, Parrikar said, “I get pained when my soldiers die. This pain should be transmitted. Sacrifice is always respected, but nation needs you to neutralise the enemy.
“If someone is harming this country then that particular organisation or individual should also receive the pain of such an activity. Until this pain is transmitted, he will enjoy giving pain to us. Nation needs you to neutralise enemy,” he added.
When questioned whether Pakistan will act against the terrorist group in Pathankot attack, Parrikar refused to comment saying, “I can’t comment on whether Pakistan will take action on Pathankot or not.”
India has already shared a dossier with the neighbouring country which contains proofs of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad’s involvement in the attack. As per sources, the handlers from Pakistan have been identified as Ashfaq Ahmad, Hafiz Abdul Shakur and Kasim Jaan.
India has urged Pakistan for timely action against JeM to ensure the arrest of the leaders of the terror outfit including their mentor Maulana Mazoor Azhar.
Source : IBN Live