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Rajnath Singh chairs high-level meeting over Pathankot airbase attacks

Home Minister Rajnath Singh On Monday Chaired A High Level Meeting Over Pathankot Attacks; Which Was Attended By National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Research And Analysis Wing, IB Chiefs And Other Top Officials.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 11 Jan 2016, 04:43:54 PM

New Delhi:

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday chaired a high level meeting over Pathankot attacks; which was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, research and analysis wing, IB chiefs and other top officials.

Discussions over defence and relations with security agencies were discussed.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has asserted that any individual or organisation that hurts the country should be given the same pain but how, when and where should be India's choice.

Addressing an audience which consisted of top army brass, including its chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, the Minister said that history tells us that until those who inflict damage on others experience the same pain, they don't change.

"I am of the opinion, it should not be taken as a government thinking, I always believe that if anyone harms you, he understands the same language.

"How, when and where should be of your choice but if someone is harming this country, then that particular individual or organisation, I purposely used the words individual and organisation, should also receive the pain of such activities," he said at a seminar organised by the Army here.

Asked to elaborate, Parrikar later said, "Basic principle is that until we give them pain, whoever they may be, until then, such incidents will not reduce".

In a reference to the Pathankot attack, the Minister said the country was proud of its seven soldiers who laid down their lives but he is pained by the loss.

(with PTI inputs)

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First Published : 11 Jan 2016, 04:41:00 PM