Indian Armed Forces Ready For Counter-attack: Sitharaman

The Indian armed forces are ready for counter-attack as their morale is high despite the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday.

“The response of all Indians to the terror attack in Pulwama has made our armed forces assert they are ready to retaliate against the enemy squarely,” Sitharaman told reporters here.

Clarifying that the terror attack on the Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF) troops, in which 40 of them died, had not affected the armed forces in any way, the Minister said they (jawans) were ready to do their job.

“The terror attack has not affected their morale at all. It is our duty to keep their morale high. We are here to stand by them,” said Sitharaman at a press meet ahead of the biennial “Aero India 2019” air show in this aerospace hub from Wednesday. Read more

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