Kargil: Amidst the ongoing hostilities with Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Narendra Modi government will not allow anyone to dent India’s honour and every citizen has faith in the country’s armed forces.
Mr Singh, who is on a two-day trip to Ladakh, dismissed queries about doubts being raised by some quarters on the surgical strike carried out by the Army on the terror launch pads in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir.
“I have not read any such statement. Desh ke bache, bache ko sena par bharosa hain aur garv hain, aur rahega (The entire nation has faith in our armed forces and are proud of them and it will remain so),” he told reporters in Kargil.
“Our government will not allow anyone to dent the country’s honour and prestige at any cost. We will ensure that the country’s head is always held high,” he said.
Asked about the demand for Union Territory status for Ladakh, the Home Minister said he has listened to the people of Kashmir, Jammu as well as Ladakh but a decision will be taken only on the basis of consensus.
“We always try that any decision is taken only on the basis of consensus,” he said.
This is Mr Singh’s fourth visit to Jammu and Kashmir ever since the unrest began in the state following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani on July 8.