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Pakistan Was Shown By India’s Response To Pulwama That Terrorism Is A “High-Cost” Alternative: Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi

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  • Ravi went on to say that following Pathankot, Kargil, Uri, and Pulwama, India decided to launch an airstrike inside Pakistan, effectively making terrorism a 'high-cost option' for Pakistan.
  • According to data shared by Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, there were 244 terror incidents reported in J&K in 2020, and 229 in 2021.

Tamil Nadu Governor Ravindra Narayana Ravi slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday for signing a ‘joint communique’ with Pakistan within nine months of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, which stated that both India and Pakistan are ‘victims of terrorism.’

Ravi stated at an event that Pakistan continued to launch terror attacks against India, even as New Delhi hoped for a ‘Aman ki Aasha,’ and that the responses to the Pulwama attack conveyed to Pakistan that terrorism was a high-cost option.

“Within nine months of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, our then-prime minister and Pakistan’s prime minister met in Sharm Al Sheikh and signed a joint communique declaring that both countries had been victims of terrorism.”

What exactly is this?Is that clear? Is Shatrubodh present? It must be clear whether Pakistan is a friend or foe… “After the attack in Pulwama, we retaliated against Pakistan in Balakot,” Ravi said.

Ravi went on to say that following Pathankot, Kargil, Uri, and Pulwama, India decided to launch an airstrike inside Pakistan, effectively making terrorism a ‘high-cost option’ for Pakistan.

“What happened following Pulwama? We retaliated. Using airpower, travel 250 kilometres inside. With accuracy. The message was clear: if you commit a terrorist act, you will pay a price. Terrorism is an expensive option. It is no longer a cheap option “Ravi stated.

Ravi’s remarks should be considered in light of the recent decrease in the number of terrorist incidents in Jammu and Kashmir. According to data shared by Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, there were 244 terror incidents reported in J&K in 2020, and 229 in 2021.

“The government has a zero-tolerance policy toward terrorism, and the security situation in J&K has significantly improved. Terrorist attacks have decreased significantly from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021.

The government has taken a number of steps to restore normalcy to the Kashmir valley.”Rai stated in the Lok Sabha last month. Terrorism and talks cannot coexist in India, according to the current government.

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