Deprecating warmongering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was “easy to give sermons on war” but a government has to think of its adverse consequences for the common man. “I was recently talking to a journalist who said let’s go to war. I asked him what will you do if there are problems? There will be no electricity, supplies will stop, trains will be cancelled.
“It is easy to give sermons. When a decision is taken, you have to consider that the common man is not inconvenienced,” Modi said addressing a function.
The Prime Minister’s remarks came weeks after the September 29 cross-LoC surgical strike by army, and over 100 ceasefire violations by Pakistan targeting Indian posts and civilian areas. Last month, the Prime Minister had said India never attacked any country or coveted anyone’s territory but made supreme sacrifice fighting for others.