Gurgaon, Oct 16 :
No one can give a warning to India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Thursday, a day after China objected to India building road along the border.
“No one can give a warning to India. India is a powerful nation now,” the home minister said on the sidelines of the 30th Raising Day ceremony of the National Security Guards (NSG) in Manesar, on the outskirts Delhi.
“As far as China is concerned, both countries should sit together and discuss the issues,” he said.
China Wednesday said India should not take any action that may complicate the situation in disputed border areas.
The remarks come in the wake of comments made Tuesday by India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju that there were plans to construct a 2,000-km-long road along the international border between Mago-Thingbu in Tawang district and Vijaynagar in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Joint Effort Needed To Fight Terror
The Home Minister called for joint efforts at the international level to tackle terrorism.
“Terrorism is not limited to one country therefore joint efforts should be made at the international level,” the minister said.
Adding that there are certain forces who want to “destabilise the peace and tranquility in the country”, he said: “Our security forces are fully equipped and capable to deal with terrorists and other anti-national forces.”
He added that the government was planning to increase the number of female commandos.
Rajnath Singh also paid tributes to the brave NSG commandos who sacrificed their lives, and appreciated the role played by it in countering terrorism.
No discrimination on basis on caste, religion
Singh said any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or religion will not be allowed.
His comment came as two youths from Nagaland were beaten up and assaulted by a gang of seven in the Sikanderpur area of Gurgaon.
In a similar case in Bangalore, a 26-year-old engineering student from Manipur was beaten up Wednesday night by a group of men who reportedly abused and then attacked him for not speaking in Kannada.
“I will talk to all chief ministers regarding this… any discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, creed will not be allowed,” the home minister told reporters on the sidelines of the 30th Raising Day ceremony of the National Security Guards (NSG).