New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that India’s efforts for engagement with Pakistan is on with peace as supreme objective but the forces have “full freedom to answer back” in whatever manner they have to.
He also said there are different types of forces operating in Pakistan but India engages only with a democratically-elected system.
To a question about his “uncompromising approach” towards Pakistan in May 2014 and about the killing of eight CRPF soldiers near Srinagar on Saturday, Modi said India India has always wanted friendly ties with its neighbours over which there can be no debate.
“Those who have to work from the table, will work from the table and those who have to work at the border, will work at border with full strength.
“Each one will fulfil the responsibility entrusted to them. And our jawans are fulfilling their responsibilities. It’s true that pressure on terrorists has increased, their schemes are proving unsuccessful.
“The intent with which they move forward are foiled and they have to face major challenges. It is because of this disappointment that such incidents are taking place and our jawans are risking their lives and protecting the country. We are very proud of our Jawans,” he said.