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No compromise on national security: Govt


New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured the Lok Sabha that there won’t be any compromise on the issue of national security.

“As far as the policy towards Pakistan is concerned, India always wants good relations with all its neighbouring countries, but not at the cost of national honour,” said Singh, while replying to a debate on the situation arising out of the recent terror attacks at the Pathankot Air base.

He rejected the opposition’s allegations of lack in coordination among the intelligence agencies and the security forces during the Pathankot terror attack.

He maintained that there was close and effective coordination between the intelligence agencies, security forces and the Army.

Because of effective border management, the infiltration from Pakistan has drastically come down. In 2014, there were 222 instances of infiltration as against 121 last year. The government is conducting a security audit of the India-Pakistan border to make it foolproof against infiltration,” said the Home Minister.

Intervening in the debate, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said, the whole operation to neutralise the terrorists lasted for only 43 hours, in which seven jawans were martyred.

“Such issues must not be politicised in national interest. All gaps have been filled and his ministry has done proper security audits of all military establishments to secure their safety,” said the Defence Minister. (ANI)

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