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We will not announce in advance, we will do it: Rajnath Singh on soldier beheading by Pak Army

He also said that the government would not allow people to "hang their heads in shame" and will retaliate appropriately

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 16, 2017 1:22 pm
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Speaking in the context of the beheading of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani Army, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said Pakistan must not presume that “nothing is happening”, news agency PTI reported.

“The surgical strike took 10 to 15 days of preparations. Please do not presume that nothing is happening (from our side) on behalf of the government,” Singh said at India TV news channel’s ‘Samvaad’ conclave. “I can say this much for now that we will not allow our countrymen to hang their heads in shame,” he added.

Responding to a question whether the Army would cross the border and retaliate against the terrorists, the Home Minister said he would not react to such a question but said, “The one who brags too much, never does…we will not announce in advance, we will do it”.

He also spoke about the killing of Kashmiri Army officer Lt Ummer Fayaz and said whatever happened to him “has caused pain to all Indians, including Kashmiris”. “Fayaz was a role model for youth in the Valley,” he added.

At the event. he also spoke about the unrest in Kashmir and said that whatever is reported to an extent are exaggerations of the reality. He also said that people in Kashmir are as patriotic as anyone else in India.

“Whatever is reported in the media in relation to Kashmir to an extent is exaggeration of how things are,” Singh said at the conclave. “In reality things are not that bad. Because of unrest in one or two places it is assumed that there is unrest across Kashmir,” he added.

He added that Kashmir would always be an integral part of India and “nothing would change that fact”.

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    Sajed Syed
    May 16, 2017 at 5:23 pm
    Jai Hind. Any , sold-out media writes rubbish about India, its leaders, its citizens, its defence forces shall be boycotted and told off in social and all other gatherings. NO NO NO to 'Enemies of India', more so to 'Chuppe huye gaddar', masquerading at journalists, paid agents of terrorists, foreign interests.
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      l s
      May 16, 2017 at 4:17 pm
      Mental Pagrri again on the show, live. Welcome.
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        Pagrri Sanbhaal
        May 16, 2017 at 3:28 pm
        Hey bootnaath. U did not do any surgical strike..stop foo your already stupid lunatics..nd yes ..if u want to do it this time in reality we ll kick you on your butts...so better learn to behave.
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          Champa Bai
          May 16, 2017 at 4:15 pm
          sabse pehlay tere g $nd phaadni padegi
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          1. Vijay Singh
            May 16, 2017 at 4:46 pm
            just be prepared to save your a , as Indian Army is soon going to f k it very hard.
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              kashmiri
              May 16, 2017 at 5:08 pm
              barking dogs seldom bites.
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            Sridhar
            May 16, 2017 at 3:08 pm
            More and more delay will grow our expectations that a big and much BIGGER hit will be made on Porkistan
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              r
              May 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm
              Yes, take them by surprise like you did by surgical strikes. We’re happy that now we have a strong government at the centre.
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