India will take 'proactive steps' to stop Pakistan's proxy war: Manohar Parrikar

Lucknow: In a blunt message to Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today warned that India will take “proactive steps” to deal with proxy war by that country.He also made it clear that for any dialogue
india will take proactive steps to stop pakistan...
PTI January 13, 2015 17:45 IST

Lucknow: In a blunt message to Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today warned that India will take “proactive steps” to deal with proxy war by that country.

He also made it clear that for any dialogue to take place, Pakistan should first stop ceasefire violation and intrusion of terrorists.

“On proxy war, the government is very clear about what is happening. We have taken a stand and though I will not like to tell you what is the exact action we are taking...you will be able to see the difference in six months in actual figures,” he told a press conference here.

“One difference is already visible because this year the number of terrorists neutralised is about almost 65 per cent, 70 per cent more than that last year,” he said.  Parrikar said, “We want peace with our neighbours, but if there is an attempt for proxy war, we will take some proactive steps. What kind of proactive steps cannot be revealed in a press conference?

Also Read: Pakistan supporting proxy war in J&K, threats growing: Army Chief

“But, I can assure you that we will ensure that enemy doesn't show any interest in proxy war or the interest comes down,” he said.

To a question on dialogue with Pakistan, the Defence Minister said, “India's position is very clear. The stand taken by the Ministry of External Affairs is clear. If any dialogue has to be done with Pakistan, they should first stop ceasefire violation and intrusion of terrorists.”

He said, “If it does not stop, then dialogue alone will not bring a solution. That should be very clear; intention expressed should be reflected in performance and delivery on the ground.”

 

 
Chunav Manch Gujarat 2017
 
 
 
Assembly Elections 2017
 
 

You May Like

   
 

More from india

 
 
Assembly Elections 2017