If Enemy Attacks, India Will Give 'Befitting Response': Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tributes on the Nationwide Struggle Memorial at this time.

New Delhi:

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at this time mentioned if an enemy assaults India, it’ll give a befitting response as proven in Kargil. He made the remarks on the 21st anniversary of the nation’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil Struggle.

He additionally mentioned India is a peace loving nation however “we’re able to take any huge step that’s required to defend its nationwide unity and sovereignty”.

After paying tributes on the Nationwide Struggle Memorial, he mentioned: “I congratulate all Indian residents on the event of Kargil Vijay Diwas. The sacrifices made by troopers, which helped us win the Kargil Struggle, will at all times be a supply of inspiration for the armed forces.”

Together with the defence minister, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, Chief of Defence Workers Common Bipin Rawat, Military Chief Common MM Naravane, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh additionally paid tributes on the Amar Jawan Jyoti on the memorial.

On July 26, 1999, the Indian Military had introduced the profitable end result of “Operation Vijay”, declaring victory after the almost three-month-long battles within the icy heights of Kargil. The nation misplaced greater than 500 troopers within the battle.

Later through the day, Rajnath Singh mentioned on Twitter that Kargil Vijay Diwas is a celebration of braveness and valour of the Indian armed forces who fought the enemy below essentially the most difficult circumstances that the world had witnessed in current historical past.

“Kargil will not be solely an emblem of nationwide delight but in addition an enormous step that was taken in opposition to injustice. I wish to point out the views of the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on nationwide safety. He mentioned we now have proved we won’t bow down in entrance of any exterior pressures,” he mentioned.

“He (Vajpayee) mentioned we now have additionally proved we’re a accountable nation. No matter steps we take with respect to nationwide safety, it’s at all times in self-defense and to not assault anybody. If an enemy assaults our nation, then we now have confirmed we are going to give it a befitting response as proven in Kargil. Buddies, this sentiment at this time is as sturdy because it was 21 years in the past,” he added.

On this present day, we urge the countrymen to observe the identical ideas of responsibility and integrity like our troopers, the minister mentioned.

“If our troopers are preserving this nation secure on the borders, then it’s our accountability for the unity, variety and brotherhood of our nation. If we preserve peace and brotherhood amongst ourselves and we hold transferring ahead on this path of growth, then this may be the most important tribute to our courageous troopers,” he mentioned.

Mr Singh mentioned he lately acquired the chance to go to Leh, Ladakh and pay respects to the courageous males.

“I noticed that regardless of the unfavourable and difficult circumstances, our courageous troopers had saved their persistence and gave befitting reply to the enemies,” the minister mentioned.

The Kargil Struggle was declared over on July 26, 1999, after Indian troopers pushed again the Pakistani troops, a bulk of them drawn from the neighbouring nation’s Northern Gentle Infantry, from the captured peaks. The day is noticed as “Kargil Vijay Diwas” to commemorate India’s victory within the battle.


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