Border transgression must be stopped: Rajnath

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Samba: In a clear message to Pakistan and China, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asserted that terrorism; infiltration and border transgression must be stopped for improving relations with India.He also said India always endeavored to have better ties with all its neighbors and did not harbour any “expansionist” ambitions.”Terrorism, infiltration and border transgression should be stopped by the neighbors for better relations with India,” he said addressing the jawans after inaugurating the newly constructed Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) camp here.

India has voiced serious concerns over terror acts against it emanating from Pakistan besides repeated infiltration bids and frequent ceasefire violations. “We want better relationships with China and Pakistan. Peace cannot prevail in Asia and the continent cannot prosper on the path of development” till India’s relations with them improve”, he said.

Singh, who is on a three-day visit, said India, has never nursed expansionist ambitions nor will it do so in future. Asked by reporters on dialogue with Pakistan in the backdrop of heavy shelling and firing on Indian civilian population from across the border, Singh said, “I have not spoken about any specific country. I talked about a principle.

India wants good relations with all its neighbors. Good relations can be built. But it has to be from both sides. India has always taken the lead in this regard. The Home Minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it very clear to China that resolving all outstanding issues including border disputes is the key to improved bilateral ties.

Singh commended the role played by the ITBP saying it is not only guarding the borders but also protecting India’s assets in countries like Afghanistan. He lauded the role played by ITBP in defending the Indian consulate at Herat from a terrorist attack last year.