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India wants peace with China but not at cost of honour: Rajnath Singh

Referring to Pakistan, the Home Minister said the neighbouring country should stop firing on border posts and civilian areas.

By: Press Trust of India | Greater Noida | Updated: October 24, 2014 3:15 pm
Union Home Minster The policy will focus on the 23 worst LWE affected districts, which have reported 80 per cent of the violence and incidents so far. (Source: PTI) Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it clear that New Delhi wants to maintain peaceful relations with all its neighbouring countries and wanted to resolve border issues peacefully. (Source: PTI)

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that India wants peace with China but that cannot come at the cost of honour.

“Humlog shanti chahte hai samman ki saath. Asamman ke saath shanti nahi ho sakti (We want peace with honour. Peace cannot come at the cost of honour,” he said, referring to the recent border row with China.

“Pride is the ultimate accomplishment of a human being, of mine and yours,” he said, addressing the 53rd raising day function of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) here, which guards the Sino-Indian border.

Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it clear that New Delhi wants to maintain peaceful relations with all its neighbouring countries and wanted to resolve border issues peacefully.

“Our Prime Minister has told the Chinese President and requested him that if there is a dispute we should talk,” he said.

The Home Minister said China often raises question over the border and even had raised objections when India wanted to improve border infrastructure within its own territory.

Referring to Pakistan, the Home Minister said the neighbouring country should stop firing on border posts and civilian areas.

He said Pakistan had fired upon the civilian areas along the border in Jammu and Kashmir just a day before Deepawali.

“When we get to know about ceasefire violations done by Pakistan or there is some dispute in the context of India-China border, we feel hurt and we feel angered.

“Pakistan fired on civilians even on the eve of Deepawali festival and they did not even spare our festival. Pakistan should be wary of this. I want to tell Pakistan to stop this continuous violation of ceasefire,” he said.

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    awarabadal
    Oct 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm
    stan is a violent country and its people are also violent. Just look at what is going on up and down that country. They have girls being beaten up and jailed just because they are christians, death penalty is ped on innocent christians. Hindus they forcibly convert. Shiaas they kill along with Ahmadiyas. What a strage country.
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      freethinker
      Oct 24, 2014 at 1:13 pm
      This is a very silly statement.China also want peace with honour. One thing the Chinese will never accept is losing face. Mr.Rajnath Singh should take a lesson in understanding Chinese psychology. Honour, for the Chinese, also grows out of the barrel of a gun.
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        Son Of
        Oct 24, 2014 at 10:04 pm
        I agree with you my friend. Past politicians have ed that country big time. But that history is not new. Islam invaded and some Hindu converted to Islam by force and some seeing benefit of being Muslim. You can have four wives. I like the most is divorce system. Easy and quick. No problems. Easy rights towards human killing and especially killing of non-humans. Easy to rape any woman as they cannot bring any evidence. Indian muslims are better because they have culture compeion with Hindus and other religions. It is very easy to fall in hands of Imams in Islam. From there point of view, w is bad and everybody is muslims. hmmm some how it is true but those are s are muslims themselves. Look at all over the world how many muslim countries have good government and stable society. The problem is religion cannot go with government. They try to run as 7th century. anyway.... I hope they will grow to be more like humans.
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          PMMKRISHNA
          Oct 25, 2014 at 2:01 am
          MILITANT NATIONS MUTILATED MIND-SETS RUIN NATIONS. ROMAN EMPIRE, S, MUGHAL EMPIRE ARE EXAMPLES. INDIA IS A NATION OF PEACEFUL PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT FAITHS AND IS THOUSANDS OF YEARS OLD. IT HAS THE EXPERIENCE OF DEALING WITH MANY BARBARIC CIVILIZATIONS. IF ATTACKED THEY MAY GET THEIR MEDICINE. TIMES HAVE CHANGED
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