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Indian soldiers killing five-six terrorists every day: Rajnath Singh

Home minister Rajnath Singh said he had ordered Indian soldiers not to fire at their Pakistani counterparts first, but give them a fitting reply by “firing countless bullets” if Pakistan opened fire.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2017 12:00 IST
Union home minister Rajnath Singh, BJP state unit president BS Yeduyurappa, Union minister Ananth Kumar and Prakash Javdekar during a programme held to celebrate the 9th anniversary of Vishwakarma Mahasabha at palace grounds in Bengaluru.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh, BJP state unit president BS Yeduyurappa, Union minister Ananth Kumar and Prakash Javdekar during a programme held to celebrate the 9th anniversary of Vishwakarma Mahasabha at palace grounds in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)

Union home minister Rajnath Singh said Indian soldiers along the India-Pakistan border had been neutralising at least five-six terrorists every day and that he has asked them to give a fitting reply if Pakistan opened fire.

Singh said on Sunday he had ordered Indian soldiers not to fire at their Pakistani counterparts first, but give them a fitting reply by “firing countless bullets” if Pakistan opened fire.

On the Dokalam issue, he said India was not a weak country anymore, but a strong one, and was in a position to resolve the contentious matter with its neighbour China.

“India is no more a weak nation, but a strong country. You ought to know how India resolved the Dokalam issue with China, especially when most people across the globe were anticipating an India-China conflict,” the home minister said.

“If India was a weak country, it could not have been in a position to resolve the Dokalam issue with China,” he added.

Indian and Chinese soldiers had engaged in standoff in Dokalam in Sikkim sector for more than two months earlier this year after PLA troops tried to build a road in the area claimed by Indian ally Bhutan.

The standoff was lated resolved through diplomatic negotiations.