Something big has happened: Rajnath Singh hints at action against Pakistan

WION Web Team Delhi, India Sep 29, 2018, 11.04 AM(IST)

File photo of home minister Rajnath Singh. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Singh was speaking during an event in Uttar Pradesh Muzaffarnagar on Friday. 

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday suggested that the Indian security forces have taken a strict action in response to the recent killing of BSF's head constable Narendra Kumar in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district by Pakistani troops. At an event on Friday, Singh stated that "something big has happened but I shall not reveal it now."

News agency ANI quoted Singh as saying, "You must have seen what Pakistan has done to one of our BSF soldiers recently. Something has happened, I won't reveal now. It has happened well, you will see what will come next."

Singh was speaking during an event in Uttar Pradesh Muzaffarnagar on Friday. He further shared that he had directed Border Security Forces not to fire at the neighbouring country's troops, "but even if one bullet is fired from their side, then do not even count the bullets you fire," he added. 

The Union Minister's remarks came after Pakistani troops brutally killed jawaan Kumar after shooting him along the international border near Jammu on September 19.

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"Recently a BSF jawaan was martyred in firing by Pakistan. People may not know but whenever such incident happens we get sleepless nights. Our jawaans are the country's pride," Singh said on Wednesday during an event in Lucknow.  

Singh's comments shortly after Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat spoke to WION noting, "The surgical strikes, which were carried out two years ago, was a well-thought-out plan against the brutality committed in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri. We (the Indian Army) keep devising plans to check infiltration from across the border and will not hesitate to take another similar action if Pakistan doesn't stop supporting terrorists or fails to check infiltration."

We will not let infiltration go on year after year; either Pakistan stops supporting terrorists or we will be forced to take action, he said affirmatively.

"Terrorism emanating from Pakistan is the biggest challenge to the country. But surgical strikes are not the only option we have. The armed forces have several other better options for tackling cross-border infiltration and terrorism," General Rawat said.