A day after the Myanmar “hot pursuit” the Centre reiterated its stand on terror in a press breifing today. The government said it has “zero tolerance” towards terror.
“It is already clear that we have a zero tolerance towards terror and terror organisation,” Gadkari said while briefing reporters after the cabinet meet.
On being asked whether “hot pursuit” will be India’s new policy in handling terror strikes, the minister refused to give a direct answer. He only said that the details will only be given by the official spokesperson of the Army.
“Government has told this to the military and the military spokesperson has given you information on the basis of a written statement. I do not have to say anything beyond it,” Gadkari quipped.
On Tuesday, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore disclosed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the go ahead to the Indian Army for the “hot pursuit” of militants in Myanmar. 38 insurgents from the Northeast were killed and seven others were injured in the surgical strike carried out deep inside Myanmar. The plan for the operation was chalked out hours after some insurgents ambushed an Indian Army convoy, killing 18 soldiers in Chandel area of Manipur on June 4.
“It has become a habit for these militants to strike at the Indian Army or paramilitary forces or citizens of the nation and then cross over into safe havens being confident of the fact that Indian Armed forces will not pursue them”. Gadkari stated.
Gadkari lauded PM Modi, saying, “Unprecedented though, but our Prime Minister has taken a very bold step in giving a go ahead for the hot pursuit into Myanmar.”