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Indian soldiers instructed to fire and kill enemy, not wait: Parrikar

india Updated: Nov 20, 2016 01:01 IST
Manohar Parrikar

Speaking at a rally in Cuncolim assembly constituency in south Goa, Parrikar said focus under the BJP-led government at the Centre was to make the country’s borders safer.(PTI)

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said Indian soldiers have been clearly instructed to fire and kill the enemy troops even if not fired at.

Speaking at a rally in Cuncolim assembly constituency in south Goa, Parrikar said focus under the BJP-led government at the Centre was to make the country’s borders safer.

“My clear directions are: If someone comes with a machine gun to fire on you, finish him off before he fires, because (otherwise) he will finish you. We were thus able to give a proper response to our enemy,” Parrikar said.

“...after the Bharatiya Janata Party government came to power at the Centre, our attention was devoted to making the borders safer,” Parrikar said.