Stop violations: Rajnath

January 03, 2015 03:47 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 02:06 am IST - New Delhi

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India had been offering its hand of friendship to Pakistan, but the neighbouring country continuously violated the ceasefire agreement.

“Pakistan should stop ceasefire violations... they had suffered badly every time,” said Mr. Singh, referring to the retaliatory action by the Indian forces.

Mr. Singh said: “We made a beginning by first inviting Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the swearing-in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, Pakistan is repeatedly indulging in ceasefire violations.”

PTI adds:

The Minister said India has taken all necessary steps to strengthen security to ensure that there is no repeat of the 26/11 terror attacks.

“We have strengthened our security on all fronts,” he said, adding that security arrangements would be in place as usual for the Republic Day where U.S. President Barack Obama will be the chief guest in Delhi.

Mr. Singh was talking to reporters after inaugurating the national executive meeting of BJP’s SC Morcha in New Delhi.

Pakistan troops have indulged in heavy mortar shelling and firing on several BSF posts along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba and Kathua sectors since Friday night, leaving a woman dead and several injured.

Indian forces have retaliated strongly. The Home Minister had on Friday ordered BSF to take appropriate action and give a befitting reply to firing by Pakistan on Indian posts along the International Border.

The Home Minister is constantly monitoring the situation, Home Ministry officials have said.

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