Reiterating that Kashmir was, is and will always be an integral part of the Indian territory, Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said that though India was interested in maintaining peaceful relations with the neighbouring nation, it was Pakistan which tried to disintegrate India, The Indian Express reported.
“Our neighbouring country, Pakistan, continuously tries to create havoc and destabilise India. It continues to engage in nefarious activities in Kashmir.
“Kisi ne maa ka doodh nahi piya jo Kashmir ko Bharat se alag kar de. Kashmir hamara tha, hai aur rahega (There is no one who can separate Kashmir from India, Kashmir was, is and will remain ours).”
Addressing a poll-bound Tripura, Singh has said “as our neighbour, we do not want to attack Pakistan first. We want to live with peace and harmony with our all neighbours. But, most, unfortunately, Pakistan is trying to tear down Jammu and Kashmir and continue attacks on our forces and Indian territory,”
While talking about the situation on the borders, Rajnath Singh as quoted has said the Indian forces have been directed to fire countless bullets while retaliating to even one Pakistani bullet. “I have given standing orders to our forces to shoot limitless bullets to retaliate a single fire on our territory by the Pakistani forces.”