India wants to manufacture BrahMos missiles not to attack any country but so that no other country has the audacity to cast an evil eye on it, defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday, while stressing the need for maintaining nuclear deterrents.
“The BrahMos missile and other weapons and defence equipment we are manufacturing are not to attack any other country. It has never been the character of India to attack any other country or grab even an inch of land of any country,” Singh said.
“We want to manufacture BrahMos on Indian soil so that no country has the audacity to cast an evil eye on India,” he said, referring to the missile that is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
The defence minister laid the foundation stone of the Defence Technologies and Test Centre and the BrahMos Manufacturing Centre here, along with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, during the day.
“There is a neighbouring country. It got separated from India sometime back. I don’t know why its intentions vis-a-vis India are always bad. It committed acts of terrorism in Uri and Pulwama,” the defence minister said, referring to Pakistan.