Firing from across the border has stopped in last two days: Manohar Parrikar

"The day before yesterday we got a call from them pleading us to stop the retaliation," Parrikar said.

By: PTI | Panaji | Published:November 25, 2016 11:42 pm
New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at Parliament House during the winter session, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla(PTI11_25_2016_000072B) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at Parliament House during the winter session, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI Photo

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the firing from across the border had stopped in the last two days as the enemy was feeling the heat of retaliation. “After the surgical strike, the cowardly attacks continued which were retaliated strongly by our Armed Forces on the border. Our response to their attacks was strong.

“The day before yesterday we got a call from them pleading us to stop the retaliation,” Parrikar said, referring to request for DGMO-level talks from Pakistan.

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He was speaking at a rally at Sankhalim village in Goa.

“We told them that we don’t mind stopping (the counter attacks) as we are not interested in it, provided they too stop it. For last two days, the firing has stopped from across the border,” the Defence Minister said.

“For the first time Union Government allowed the Army to enter PoK and teach lesson to those involved in the cowardly act against our forces,” he said, referring to surgical strike after Uri attack.

“There is no doubt that our Armed Forces are brave but also for the first time, country’s leadership took strict policy decision (to allow the surgical strike),” he said.

His becoming the Defence Minister was a way to repay a debt of Armed Forces which liberated Goa from Portuguese rule in 1961, Parrikar said.

“When I was invited to join the Union Cabinet, I was not willing. It was hurting me to leave Goa. But when Prime Minister requested, I had to take up the responsibility.”

“As a Goan I was always indebted to the Armed Forces which has given my freedom to me. Unlike Britishers, Portuguese did not leave the country peacefully. They were forced out by our Armed Forces. This was an opportunity for me to thank Indian Army for liberating Goa,” he said.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Nov 25, 2016 at 8:15 pm
    Kab kya bolta hai aur tab kya bolta hai Yaar ye...
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      AmitC
      Nov 27, 2016 at 12:21 am
      Did you guys know that the Historical line in 1947 was drawn through Nehru's fraudulant tactics? Well if you didnt you know now...all the land right up to Dehli should have gone to stan....so can you please hand it back peacefully.....thanks.
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        AmitC
        Nov 27, 2016 at 12:20 am
        This comment made me laugh so much that i fell of my chair - but there again you are Indian. How typical maybe get a extra black cloth and tie it round your head.
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          AmitC
          Nov 27, 2016 at 12:18 am
          You need to find a and bury your head in it when you see the light pull your head out and see who is standing behind you fcuikng you like desrve. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;PS Make sure you take a good swig of the dirty rogerram unrnie you dirty little son of a whroe.
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            AmitC
            Nov 26, 2016 at 1:35 am
            You Indians Morons - there are no terrorist on the loc only army....at least get the distinction right. Killing innocent civilians is something the Indians can be proud of......Killing emergency drivers and calling them shields is even more shameful but there again raping killing is normal amongst the Indian army ranks. stan lower ranked officer called to tell his counter partner that battle field nukes were bing readied and your so called 750,000 troops would be wiped off if they continued enough was enough this is why the bombing stopped. From now on you kill one civilian or one soider you will lose 100 - 1 - 100. Oh and donald trump you need to look at were his DNA orginates from before you start thinking he will come to save you.
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              Major
              Nov 26, 2016 at 8:56 am
              Complacency is dangerous Mr Parikkar, don't go around beating your drum of "surgical strike." Ofcourse our soldiers know what to expect from the enemy and its timing. You are just a kid in these military matters. Politicians are politicians and soldiers are soldiers, both are made of different cultures.
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                Shafted mohammed
                Nov 26, 2016 at 2:35 am
                This stani general is incapable of doing direct fight and would do something stupid like 26/11 attack. He has warned that he is planning and do intelligence gathering and foil that attacknd capture few guys alive so that spit out the w plan. Ne three days everyone has to be alert to catch these guys and foil their attempt.
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                  Bharat
                  Nov 25, 2016 at 11:29 pm
                  Itne din say soyaa thaa ??
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                    zeed
                    Nov 26, 2016 at 2:18 am
                    This is a chirkut DM. Totally brainless modified chussoo
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                      Deshu
                      Nov 25, 2016 at 11:29 pm
                      India needs to adopt for Tat Policy.Keep stan Army busy along LOC Line 24x7x365 so that its economy will be get damaged(No doubt it has already been damaged after stan has been known for a Heaven for Terrorists) and in anger the educated people of stan will raise voice against Terrorist groups in stan.However let us hope and pray Allah new stani Army Chief will help stani Civil Govt to improve relation with India.
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                        romi
                        Nov 26, 2016 at 4:41 am
                        1971 your army 90k soldiers surrendered we were stupid to return them back lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;coward pak army lacks guts to fight india hence using these paid jihaidis which also are killing your people lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;pak army will never want peace with india as they are power crazy lt;br/gt;PM is just a puppet
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                          lafanga
                          Nov 25, 2016 at 10:19 pm
                          Pak army is the only eny standing between stan and your wet dream of breaking it. Its not 1971 when you cowards infiltrated East stan. Now we are ready for your evil plans. Ask Kulbushan Jhadev who is scratching his nuts in a stani jail.
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                            lafanga
                            Nov 25, 2016 at 10:16 pm
                            So the women and children being killed or blinded by your coward army in IOK are also being used by stan as human shields? Think before you write you mo ron. Admit it. You have a coward army who can only shoot at unarmed civilians.
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                              lafanga
                              Nov 25, 2016 at 7:51 pm
                              You killed 9 unarmed civilians including children in a bus and then fired on an ambulance trying to help the injured. You should hang your head in shame instead of feeling proud.
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                                Hanuman
                                Nov 25, 2016 at 6:36 pm
                                Parrikar is speaking like a woman praising her husband after a fight between him and their neighbor on a common compound wall. He is putting our armed forces in danger by such loose talk. For example, if someone whom Parrikar does not admire at all becomes the PM next, does Parrikar want stan to become bolder and do more mischief? Sad to see Parrikar, who was the most intelligent and balanced man in BJP, losing his mind like this. Collateral damage of demonetization?
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                                  harith
                                  Nov 25, 2016 at 8:45 pm
                                  your lafanga coward terrorist army hides behind innocent citizens and uses children as shields; your terrorist army and buffoon politicians even dont have any courtesy for pak citizens;you talk about ethics? lafanga, first, you revolt against your army and govt; they are the most useless; your country will get fragmented down the line; dont waste your time
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                                    hypo crite
                                    Nov 26, 2016 at 1:33 am
                                    1971 was east pak- now its turn of balochistan, baltistan, gilgit, pok and sindh. One by one, we will liberate them.
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                                      hypo crite
                                      Nov 26, 2016 at 1:31 am
                                      Our army reddened your army and terro rits filthy butts. U belong to a terro rist state and u r teaching us human rights.
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                                        Jawad
                                        Nov 26, 2016 at 2:51 am
                                        Can anyone ask Parrikar how he was pleading for Indian soldier captured by stan. What efforts he is making for the breaved family. How many indian soldiers actually killed in recent conflict. Did he visit any of the families. What has been the gain so far other than hollow slogans and gaining political stunt for election
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                                          jaya
                                          Nov 26, 2016 at 4:40 am
                                          jokar
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                                            jaya
                                            Nov 25, 2016 at 6:57 pm
                                            defense minister is kidding or making us fool
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