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Army free to act against Pak.: Rajnath

Rajnath warns bid to disturb peace

The Army has been given a free hand to deal with any attempt by Pakistani troops to disturb peace in the country, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday.

Addressing a conclave of booth-level office-bearers of the Assembly constituencies within the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat, he warned the neighbouring country against any misadventure. “Indian forces will not count bullets while replying to any provocation by Pakistan,” he said.

His statement comes a day after two Indian soldiers were killed in an ambush by militants of an Army convoy that was moving on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

“Pakistan has been making repeated efforts to disturb the peace and tranquility in J&K...our forces will give appropriate reply to such provocations,” he added.

Govt. committed

Stating that militancy has come down in all parts of the country, he said the government is committed to eliminate terrorism and “our forces are on alert round the clock and sacrificing their lives in fighting terrorists”.

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