Manohar Parrikar: Those who harm us must experience the same pain

"I am of the opinion, it should not be taken as a government thinking, I always believe that if anyone harms you, he understands the same language," Parrikar said.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: January 12, 2016 3:43 am
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Days after the terror attack on the Pathankot airbase which India suspects was carried out by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said Monday any “individual or organisation” harming the country “should also receive the pain of such activities” and “how, when and where should be your choice”.

Speaking in New Delhi at a seminar ahead of the 68th Army Day — the gathering included Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh and senior officers — Parrikar said: “I am of the opinion, it should not be taken as a government thinking, I always believe that if anyone harms you, he understands the same language.”

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“How, when and where should be of your choice but if someone is harming this country, then that particular individual or organisation, I purposely used the words individual and organisation, should also receive the pain of such activities.”

Speaking to reporters later, Parrikar said: “History tells (us) that those who damage you, if they don’t realise what pain they inflict, then they don’t change.”

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Asked to elaborate, he later said, “Basic principle is that until we give them pain, whoever they may be, until then, such incidents will not reduce.”

Referring to the Pathankot attack, he said the country was proud of its seven soldiers who laid down their lives but he was pained by the loss.

“I don’t appreciate it. I have said that it is time we tell our soldiers that it is inevitable that we will lose some soldiers, and in this incident we lost one person in actual combat. We should tell them to think of the concept of taking life of your enemy, enemy of the country, instead of giving your life. This is an important aspect,” he said.

He said while sacrifice is respected, what the nation needs is to “neutralise” the enemy.

Asked if that means there is a change in policy from the previous UPA government, Parrikar said, “If someone comes and hammers you, you should keep quiet? Was that the policy?”

“What I am saying is basically that history tells you that those who damage you, if they don’t realise what pain they inflict, then they don’t change,” he said.

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    Zeez
    Jan 11, 2016 at 1:41 pm
    All those who comment against MODIOT's LOVE FOR NAWAZ SHARIFF are those individuals who kar says will be hit back. Beware anti-Modi commenters.
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      TIHAEwale
      Jan 11, 2016 at 6:38 pm
      So Manohar is out of tune in the Feku56 Govt
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        Ajay Singh
        Jan 11, 2016 at 8:54 am
        And kindly ask the IAF chief - last photographed grinning sycophantically at the PM during his visit to Pathankot as if there was anything to grin about - to repair the fences on his bases, replace the light bulbs, weed out any more ISI agents in his ranks and train his Garuds to actually do something, like guarding air bases instead of the pot bellied DSC. The DSC can go home to enjoy the OROP you have so kindly bestowed ... the Garuds need to do something more than just look sylish in sungles at air shows to impress the womenfolk. Just buying expensive imported fighters is not enough ... especially as at the pace your ministry works that may take several mores more ... we had better simply protect the few khatara Migs we have got left.
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          Ajay Singh
          Jan 11, 2016 at 8:50 am
          Well, Mr Parrikar if your ministry and the armed forces it oversees are really capable of punishing the Jaish and the on their home ground ISI in stan (unlike after 26/11) then I would advise you to speak up in the cabinet and convince your boss to strike against them in stan. Making statements to the press with empty threats impresses neither the Indian public not the ISI.
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            Anil Pathak
            Jan 11, 2016 at 2:49 pm
            Survival today is preparations, with worst response. You let them live, they let you die.
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              Arun
              Jan 11, 2016 at 4:23 pm
              Manohar Parrikar talks nonsense always. He is not good enough to be a Minister. He should be replaced immediately. He should be sent back to RSS work.
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                Asif
                Jan 11, 2016 at 8:48 am
                Thats his personal opinion ,I am sure govt would be refrain from using force to neutralise enemy
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                  Avinash
                  Jan 11, 2016 at 10:29 am
                  Dear sir, Not now. You are an Intellectual. Please act like one. You started with loud mouth but soon got over it. In fact last few months were good silent and work focused. Please follow the same path, This doesn't mean don't teach stan a lesson ... but that should be thru your actions not cheap words fanning undue emotions.
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                    Barb Dewyre
                    Jan 11, 2016 at 2:39 pm
                    Do you understand my name, . Barb de Wyre = barbed wire. And as regards my comment, guys like you can only kill Akhlaqs to vent their impotent fury.
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                      Barb Dewyre
                      Jan 11, 2016 at 12:44 pm
                      Profound statements but no game plan. Any RSS volunteers ready to go into stan to inflict pain?
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                        bharat thakur
                        Jan 11, 2016 at 5:59 pm
                        humanrightsu(dot)wordpress(dot)com If what Parikkar said is true then soon we will be hearing the news of his funeral as he is the one who harms India and he is more dis**aceful that those terrorists who attacked PAthankot. You harmed your own Indians Parikkar, You deserve to be harmed, You are citizens of a Nation whose w0men offer their pu**sies to britishers and use them agaisnt their own Indians Just 4 Fun. Continue to celebrate the death of a 2 days old girl child of an Indian soldiers family, her curse and the curse of that Indian soldiers should wipe you and your family members too
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                          bharat thakur
                          Jan 11, 2016 at 6:10 pm
                          humanrightsu(dot)wordpress(dot)com Parikkar, Remove your soldiers from the Border, Build a Ram Mandir at the Border, Your Ram will take care of stanis, He will , He will surely, You don't Trust Lord Rama, the you go and Meed NAMO and Subbu, they will tell you that Rama can do anything, he can fire bullets, he can wrestle with terrorists, He can fire arrows, He has Brahmastra. Hey Lord Rama, Come Lord Rama, Parikkar and Subbu and NAMO are calling You
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                            bharat thakur
                            Jan 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm
                            humanrightsu(dot)wordpress(dot)com Subbu Bhai, Subramanyam Swamy , Lord Rama is needed at the border not in Ayodhya. Build a Bullet Proof Ram Mandir across border, You can take a selfie and post in twitter, First ever bullet Proof Temple in the world, BJP built it. Has any one in India Questioned, You Lord Rama, Do you have any shame, so many thijngs are happening, can you not feel it or are you enjoying the show., You can question allah too, you should but you wont, it is Papam and Gunaah, Right baba no one dares to question God, God wants you to question him, atleast do it, forget the result, Ask Lord Rama what is going on and what are you dong", He wont mind he will appreciate it, Atleast among these billions of selfish who always lick his feet, someone has atleast dared to question me, He probably is waiting for a long long time.
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                              bharat thakur
                              Jan 11, 2016 at 6:06 pm
                              humanrightsu(dot)wordpress(dot)com you will do nothing Parikkar, You two Nations India and Oaksitan are same , both are same , there is no difference genetically, all your lives you have competed just with each other, You do this , I also do this, You do that , I also do that. If at all India attacks stan , it would be nuclear war, as a last option both coutnries will go for that option. That is the problem , you talk big big and real big , Your soldiers from both sides will die brutal deaths, you will garland them and call them Martyrs, its just a like a tissue paper nothing else. We want the Indian soldiers not to die, but live, if you die you the soldiers are equivalent to terrorists, no difference, we dont want to say RIP and Brave Martyrs , we are tired of saying that, Ensure That you dont die, You only kill, You die you are not a soldier,remember you are dying for a nation which ab**sues you and has no respect for you and your efforts.
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                                S.Gonesh
                                Jan 11, 2016 at 10:38 am
                                Good idea. Hindustan is a country of AHIMSA and PROGRESS, and if enemies want to change that, destroy them.
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                                  Black Sabbath
                                  Jan 11, 2016 at 10:59 pm
                                  Mr. Parrikar, you and other Modi govt officials exhibited the same kind of bravado with your words a few months ago as well when you said that India was capable of hot persuit of terrorists in stani territory but unfortunately, your words do not match your actions and as a result our soldiers have lost lives. We citizens are tired of empty bravado and need to see some pain inflicted on the other side.
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                                    CC
                                    Jan 11, 2016 at 8:51 am
                                    Save the rhetoric minister, how may times we have heard this in the past
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                                      Arun
                                      Jan 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm
                                      This is how correctly our Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has express his feeling towards public .Even public has also same feelings.But the way Terrorists entered in Pathankot Air base with help of some Indian Gaddars must be investigated thoroughly and guilty person must be punished t.No doubt Modi govt will not leave this matter unattended like MMS Govt had done in past.It is also duty of Print and Electronic Media not to demoralize our Troops with negative atude while reporting news in name freedom of expression and increase their TRP and circulation.
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                                        PAIN-to-YOU-THREE
                                        Jan 11, 2016 at 1:14 pm
                                        Parikar, you pained India when you were giggling and laughing just hours after Patankot attack. You pained India by remaining in Tumakura at the time of the attack taking your own time to reach Delhi. Your Modi pained India by remaining in Bangalore where he was doing more important BRAHMINUTWA job and he took his own time to reach Delhi. Rajnath Singh pained India by escaping to Asom to attend international women's conference after he came to know of the attack. SO IT IS YOU WHO HAS TO BE GIVEN BACK THE PAIN IF THOSE WHO WERE KILLED, INFACT BY TOUR INCOMPETENCY.
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                                          Drrkd Goel
                                          Jan 11, 2016 at 1:05 pm
                                          Yes we are waiting peace between India / stan and Kasmir from 1947 only. Read to days IE=== by Mr. Inder Malhotra " Difficulty of coming together " We may wait another 50 years between two brothers come to gather, so when we will become one family and federations than we may go to each Birth Day and the daughters marriages with out any invitations by the stan. For this we need Akhand Bharat only. HOPE Mr. NARENDRA MODIJI, Hon. BJP PRIME MINSTER OF INDIA WILL HAVE AKHAND BHARAT SOON, the dreams and ideology of RSS and BJP Genral Secretary.
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                                            dv1936
                                            Jan 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm
                                            India's nonsensical Secularism has already given Muslims stan, what more to lose. Do you have any idea of m macre of Hindus in 1947.
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