India has never been offensive, says Rajnath Singh

Indian Navy has taken steps to ensure that a 26/11-type terrorist attack does not happen again, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday while stating that India has “never been offensive”.

“Navy has taken steps to ensure that a 26/11-like situation doesn’t happen again. The sea route is secure under the Navy’s watch,” Mr. Singh said. He was speaking to the media after addressing the biannual Naval Commanders Conference which began on Tuesday.

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Responding to questions on comments by Pakistani Ministers over war with India, Mr. Singh said India had never been offensive, “We have never invaded anyone nor has India annexed an inch of territory from anyone.”

However, he added that Indian armed forces were fully capable of giving a fitting reply to any evil designs against the country. Stressing on indigenisation and Make in India in defence, Mr. Singh said “we should reduce import dependence”.


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