Defence Minister Rajnath Singh indirectly lambasts at Pakistan, China for promoting terror activities

Wellington: Stating that it seems India has got challenges in legacy since Independence, in an indirect reference Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attacked Pakistan and China for promoting terror activities and changing the territorial integrity, respectively.  Speaking at the Defence Service Staff College here, Singh said, “The foreign enemies have tried to destabilise the country since it got independence. If we look at 75 years of history, it seems like we have got challenges in legacy. One of our neighbouring countries (Pakistan) initiated proxy war and made terrorism as its integral part of state policy. The country started providing arms, money and training to the terrorists to target India.”  Similarly, he also lambasted at China as the dragon has tried to expand its territory by ingressing into Indian boundary.  “In the northern sector, there was an effort to change the status quo unilaterally. We changed our previous response effort and faced our adversary with new dynamism. Even after lots if challengers on our borders, the common man has faith in the government that India would never compromise on national security issue. They know that India will counter the terror activities on its land and if needed it can also cross the boundary.”   Also read: Sikh Regiment, one of India's most decorated regiments, turns 175 Talking about the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, the minister said that the scenario has forced the World to rethink on their strategies.   “With the change in the global order and national Security paradigm, we have not only made immediate change in our policies but also taken decision on our futuristic reforms,” he said.  Talking about restructuring of Indian Army, he said, “Our objective is to enhance Indian Army’s teeth to tail ratio, bring decentralisation in decision making process and make a future oriented leaner force.”  On Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs), Singh said, “The defence ministry is seriously considering on it. You all are aware, quick decision making is an important factor during wartime. There would be more lethal, brigade-size and self-reliant fighters formation.”  He further added that the Ministry is also mulling on ‘Tour of Duty’ which would turn into a game changing reform. “With this the average age could be reduced and be made more agile.” NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 

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