CHENNAI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the Indian security forces are fully prepared to meet the situation in the wake of Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's disclosure on the re-activation of terror camp in Balakot in neighbouring Pakistan.
“Whatever be the national security challenges, our jawans, be it Army, Air Force or Navy, are capable of combating and defeating them. Don't worry, our force is fully prepared,” Mr. Rajnath told reporters here while responding to a query on Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's confirmation on the re-activation of terror camps in Balakot. About 500 terrorists were waiting to infiltrate into India, the General had told reporters at OTA here on Monday.
“Let me tell you, Balakot has been reactivated very recently by Pakistan. This shows that Balakot was affected and damaged and destroyed. That is why people had got away from there,” General Rawat had said.
In February this year, IAF which resorted to air strikes, destroyed the terror camp in Balakot. This came close on the heels of a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) killing 40 CRPF personnel in Kashmir's Pulwama district.
To another query on Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's letter to Home Minister Amit Shah on alleged weapon dropping by drones and whether Balakot terror camp will be “shut down” once again, Mr. Rajnath replied, “as far as the country's security was concerned, the armed forces have the capability to defeat any such challenges.”
On Tuesday, Amrarinder Singh tweeted, “Recent incidents of Pakistan-origin drones dropping consignments of arms & ammunitions is a new and serious dimension on Pakistan's sinister designs in aftermath of the abrogation of Article 370.Request @AmitShah ji to ensure that this drone problem is handled at the earliest.”...