Army will give adequate response to border violations: Minister

In a stern message to Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Indian forces will give “adequate response” to any form of ceasefire violation on the border.

After a visit to the Line of Control (LoC), he said Indian Army is fully prepared to foil any form of infiltration bid. For those perpetuating violence from within, he said such people will be dealt with.

He also said that investigation is on into the incident of the army allegedly tying a man to the front of a jeep as a human shield, but went on to add that the Army was interested in saving the lives of both the people who had come to vote and a large crowd of protesters.

Priority right now, he said, is to restore normalcy.

“I did visit the LoC. I would compliment the Indian army for the level of preparedness and enthusiasm. Our soldiers are fully confident that they would not allow any form of infiltration to take place,” he told reporters in Srinagar.

(Agencies)

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