India Has Shown it Won’t Hesitate to Cross Border: Rajnath Singh
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday, 21 January, said that India has shown it can attack its enemies not only on its own soil, but also in a foreign territory, if need be.
Singh's remark comes almost a month after a group of five Army commandos crossed the Line of Control in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir and killed three Pakistani soldiers and smashed a post, in a swift operation.
The operation was seen as an act to avenge the killing of four Indian Army personnel by a Border Action Team of the Pakistan Army in Keri sector Rajouri district.
Singh said India wants to maintain a friendly relationship with Pakistan.
"But Pakistan is not mending its ways," Singh said.
The Home minister also said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country's economy is moving ahead at a fast pace.
"...and now even the global economists and experts accept this," he said, adding that India's prestige in the global arena is "rising rapidly".
Singh was addressing a meeting of 'Bharatiya Railway Maal Godaam Shramik Sangh' in Lucknow.
"The 'railway maal godaam shramik' have, for the past few generations, been sweating and giving the Railways a good income. However, despite this, they do not have any identification card, nor do they get any treatment facility in any of the Railway hospitals," said Rajnath.
He said he would take up the issues and problems of the labourers in the railway sector with their representatives and the railway minister.
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