NEW DELHI: After Indian Army’s attack and rooting out two militants camp in Myanmar, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore bluntly warned Pakistan saying India can strike it as well.
Soon after Indian Army announced that it had engaged with militant groups in two sites and ‘inflicted important casualties’, a former Armyman, Rathor, told the media that militants have become habitual in striking at Indian Army or citizens of the nation and then cross over into safe havens being confident of the reality that Indian Armed forces would not be able to pursue them.
He said, however, that Indian Prime Minister has taken quite rare and big decision by giving go ahead for hot pursuit into Myanmar.
At being asked by the media person that if there is any message that government trying to convey to other nations like Pakistan, he said that obviously it is a message to all countries that harbour any intentions whether it is the west or the specific country the Indians went into right now.
“Even if there are groups within countries that harbour terror intentions, we will choose the time and the place of hitting them,” he added.
Earlier, the Indian Army had launched supreme counter operations in the wake of the killing of 18 soldiers in an ambush by militants in the Chandel district of Manipur on June 4.
About 50 militants from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) have reportedly been shot, among them those who were part of the Manipur ambush.