Navy maintains vigilance to ensure that 26/11 is not repeated: Def Minister Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh  has said that India has never been an aggressor but its armed forces are capable of giving a befitting reply to those who cast an evil eye on it. Indian Navy maintains vigilance to ensure that 26/11 is not repeated Terrorists attacked several places in Mumbai India’s financial capital .Addressing media at the Naval Commanders’ Conference on Monday, he said our country  has never been “offensive”. Its character is such that it has not attacked any country nor conquered even an inch of land belonging to another nation. However,  our  armed forces have the capability and strength to give a befitting reply to anyone who casts an evil eye on us,” the Defence  Minister said. Indian Army officials said there was unprovoked firing by Pakistan in the Tangadhar sector on the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday. On Sunday, the Indian Army retaliated by launching heavy artillery attacks  targeting at least four terror camps and several Pakistani military positions opposite the Tangadhar sector along the Line of Control. Praising the Indian Navy, the defence minister said he was confident that India’s seas are safe in the hands of the force.”Our Indian Navy’s resolve is that 26/11 will not be repeated under any circumstances and it has ensured tight vigil.” Referring to the November 2008 terror siege of Mumbai, he said The Indian Navy is marching towards indigenisation and its ships have a high percentage of indigenous equipment, Singh added. All three services have placed emphasis on the need to reduce defence imports.”All the three forces are also working to pick up niche technologies to meet the challenges,” he said.The three-day second edition of Naval Commanders’ Conference began here on Tuesday.

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