NIZAMABAD (TELANGANA): Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday asked Pakistan to stop promoting terrorism from its soil and warned India would exert so much pressure that Islamabad will be forced to take action against terror activities.
At the same time, Singh said India was ready to offer assistance to Pakistan if it alone is not able to stop terror activities from its soil.
Addressing an election rally here, the senior BJP leader said earlier India was considered a weak nation, but that notion has now changed in the entire world after Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014.
“India is no longer a weak country and has emerged a strong nation,” he said.
“You have seen in Uri (September 2016), some terrorists from Pakistan killed 17 of our soldiers in their sleep and after that our Prime Minister took a decision. And our soldiers crossed the Line of Control and launched a surgical strike on terror launch pads and eliminated them,” Singh said.
Referring to the February Pulwama attack in which over 40 CRPF personnel were killed, the Home Minister said the fidayeen militants “are trained in Pakistan”.
I would like to tell Pakistan that it has to desist from its act and has to stop training terrorists. “Terror activities should not happen from Pakistan and if Islamabad thinks it alone cannot be able to stop terror activities then it can seek assistance from India and it will be ready to assist. But, terrorism has to end from Pakistan soil,” he said.
On the economic front, Singh said India has become the fastest growing economy and it is now being acknowledged as a powerful nation across the world.
“India is becoming a world power. We will be among the three biggest economies in the world by 2028,” he said.
He appealed to the people of Telangana to vote for BJP Lok Sabha candidates in the upcoming Parliament elections.