Kollam: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the possibility of an attack by the “neighbouring country” via the coastal route cannot be ignored.
He said,” We can’t ignore the possibility of an attack by terrorists from our neighbouring country in coastal areas. As the Defence Minister of the country, I want to assure you that our country’s maritime security is strong. I can say that we are capable to prevent a repeat of what happened in Mumbai in 2008.”
Singh recalled that when the Pulwama terror attack happened he was the Home Minister of the country and the entire country was deeply saddened by the incident. He said, ” And you know that our Air Force conducted airstrikes inside Pakistan somedays later. After neutralising the terrorists in Balakot, the country and our Prime Minister made the intentions very clear- we will not trouble anyone but if provoked we will not spare them either.”
He termed the military and security forces as a symbol of India’s strong will power and stated, “The country which doesn’t respect its soldiers and their sacrifice, is not respected anywhere in the world.”