India will strike enemies at 'place and time' of its choosing, says minister
New Delhi:Indian Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore on Wednesday warned that Indian strikes in Myanmar were a message to all countries, including Pakistan and groups harbouring ‘terror intent’ that India would strike at the ‘place and at a time’of its choosing.
“This is a message for all countries, including Pakistan, and groups harbouring terror intent towards India. A terrorist is a terrorist and has no other identity. We will strike when we want to,” Rathore said, according to the Indian Express.
Underlining the essence of ‘warfare,’ the minister added, “We will not tolerate any strikes on India or Indians. We’ll always wield the initiative on either being friendly or engaging in aggressive action. We will strike at a place and at a time of our choosing.”
The Indian minister’s statement comes hours after the Indian army conducted cross-border strikes on two insurgent camps in Myanmar. The strikes came days after 18 Indian soldiers were killed in Manipur.
Lauding the strikes, Rathore said, “It was a much-needed decision that was taken by the prime minister. This decision was extremely bold in nature. And it involved our special forces crossing the border and going deep into another country.”
Further, he upheld there were intelligence reports of ‘two camps preparing another strike on India.’
“Both camps were struck and were completely annihilated. The Special Forces returned without a single casualty,”Rathore claimed.
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