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  • Tuesday, August, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 01:08:07
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the whole world is coming together in the fight against terrorism and India is getting support of big nations against countries like Pakistan for global peace.

    Addressing a seminar in New Delhi today, Mr Singh said, recently the impact of collective diplomatic pressure on Pakistan was seen. He said, until Pakistan is held openly accountable for creating safe haven for terrorism, it will continue the policy of duplicity and deceit. The Minister said, terrorists like Hafiz Saeed, who used to get VIP treatment in Pakistan, are now behind bars, but that is not enough against this menace.

    Mr Singh said, Balakot airstrike conveyed India’s clear message that infrastructure across the border could not be safe haven for terrorists. He said, the Balakot airstrikes have forced rewriting of doctrines across the border and showed our resolve and capability.  He said, security scenario has completely changed in last few years and Kargil and incidents of cross border terrorism are examples of new kind of warfare.

    Speaking on the occasion, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said, deterrence comes from keeping every personnel trained and motivated. He emphasized that credible deterrence comes from the will of the military leadership and intent of political leadership while taking the tough decision. He said, it was shown after Kargil, Uri attacks and Pulwama attack.

    Air Chief Mashal  R K S Bhadauria said that better capability will soon materialize with induction of Rafale fighter jet in the force. He said, in air engagement, especially in a deeply contested area, it is important to to have a weapons edge.