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National security top priority, says union minister Rijiju

Terming national security as the top priority of the central government, Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju on Sunday said attempts made to create unrest from the Punjab border were worrisome, but the country was ready to give a befitting reply to any such threat.

punjab Updated: Feb 01, 2016 15:34 IST
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Kiren Rijiju
Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju on Sunday said attempts made to create unrest from the Punjab border were worrisome.(HT Photo )

Terming national security as the top priority of the central government, Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju on Sunday said attempts made to create unrest from the Punjab border were worrisome, but the country was ready to give a befitting reply to any such threat.

The minister, who is in Amritsar on a two-day visit, while interacting with the mediapersons said, “India is satisfied with the probe initiated by Pakistan after the Pathankot terror attack. It is for the first time that Pakistan has admitted that terrorists came from across the border to spread terror here.”

“Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured our PM that Pakistan was making efforts. We are satisfied with this,” he added.

He said the security of the nation was the top most priority and nobody would be allowed to spoil peace of this country.

Meanwhile, the minister later went to the Indo- Pak border and also visited the integrated check post (ICP) at Attari.

The minister, who looks into the border management, said he had visited various borders and the security forces had no dearth of any facility and were ready to face any situation.

Earlier, Rijiju held a meeting with the local BJP and the SAD leaders and told them about the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The minister was likely to visit border villages on Monday and also hold other key meetings.