Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that any enemy country attacking India will be given a befitting reply.
“Whatever we do in the realm of national security, we always do it for self-defence and not for attacking others. If the enemy country ever attacked us, like every time, we will give it a befitting reply,” the Minister said in a message to the Indian Armed Forces on the occasion of 74th Independence Day on August 15.
Defence minister Singh comments come amid border tension with China on the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh.
Singh said that history is a witness to the fact that India has neither attacked any country nor captured the land of another country.
“India believes in winning hearts, not land. But this does not mean that we will let our self-esteem down,” he said.
“On the eve of India’s Independence Day, I salute the indomitable courage of the brave soldiers of our Armed Forces who are selflessly serving the nation. Their unmatched courage and patriotism has ensured that our country is safe,” Singh added.
He further said about building infrastructure along the border for easy movement and mobilisation of the forces.