ISLAMABAD: Indian Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar in a shocking and radical statement has asserted that terrorists have to be neutralized only through terrorists.
“India will take proactive steps to prevent a 26/11 type attack,” Press Trust of India quoted him saying.
Commenting on the shocking utterances of the Indian Defence Minister, a defence analyst said the statement was appalling and beyond comprehension.
Speaking at an event in New Delhi, the Indian minister used the Hindi phrase “kante se kanta nikalna’ (removing a thorn with a thorn) and wondered why Indian soldiers should be used to neutralize terrorists. The proactive steps, he said, could include pressure tactics.
“We have to neutralise terrorists through terrorists only. Why can’t we do it? We should do it. Why does my soldier have to do it,” he said and added that the issue could not be discussed beyond this.
There are certain things that I obviously cannot discuss here. But if there is any country planning something against my country we will definitely take some proactive steps, he said.
The defence analyst lamented that the menace of terrorism could not be defeated by promoting state sponsored terrorism.
India, he added, was carving out a disastrous strategy as it would never help in rooting out terrorism which was a global issue threatening all states.
The international community should take notice of this irresponsible statement which was reflecting a sick mindset, he stressed. (APP)