September 26, 2016 9:30:04 pm
Pakistan’s policy of “death by a 1000 cuts” has boomeranged yet it continues to indulge in propaganda over Kashmir to distract its people from the prevailing governance deficit, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said today.
“This death by a thousand cuts philosophy is actually bouncing back on them because India is becoming more progressive in every sphere of life and the whole boomerang effect is happening on Pakistan, as you would realise,” the Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting said.
Rathore also emphasised that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made it clear that the nation has a right to defend itself and people across the border should understand that message as well.
Speaking at an event organised by the ‘India Foundation’ here, he said that it was after after losing wars against India, Pakistan realised it could not achieve its objectives in a direct fight but its obsession with Kashmir continued.
Therefore, the country began to resort to back militancy and terror, he said.
“They will continue to do so because this is there only distraction they can have for a lack of governance in Pakistan,” Rathore said.
The minister, who himself is a retired Colonel and whose father too fought in the 1965 and 1971 wars said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it amply clear that India has a right to defend itself.
“He also said that the whole nation wants action, these are very important messages that people should understand across the borders as well. How long will they remain active after hitting us,” Rathore said.
Referring to the line of control, he said he said that it is not an international border and continuously changing.
“It is changing as we speak right now, it is always changing. However, about to 80 to 90 per cent of the positions are, positions of dominance of the Indian army.
“And we will aspire, I am sure, as soldiers there because line of control is not the international border, they don’t have to respect that (as an) international border, so they will keep aspiring to get on the dominant heights in the remaining 10 percent also,” Rathore said.
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