Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who is currently in Jammu and Kashmir, while speaking to Times Now on Friday evening said that Indian armed forces are ready and soon the militants will be on the run. While speaking to the channel he added that there is still peace in a part of the Valley. Speaking on India’s attempt to isolate Pakistan, Jaitley said the World Bank will have to play a big role in that and India is currently in talks with it over the matter.
Jaitley who is currently also holding the office of Finance Ministry, earlier in the day had said that terrorism is aimed against India and its sovereignty. “Terrorism and militancy is aimed against Indian state, it’s sovereignty and also against people of J&K,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Mentioning that separatists are being funded from across the border, he had said, “It was known they (separatists) were being funded from across the border. Concerned agencies will take whatever action is needed.”
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Defence Minister Arun Jaitley speaks exclusively to TIMES NOW after reviewing security situation in Jammu & Kashmir pic.twitter.com/bcVBKqhNtC
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He had also expressed his satisfaction over the “aggressive domination” and “readiness” of troops along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir to give a befitting response to any “misadventure” by Pakistan, reported news agency PTI. “Had a meeting with senior commanders & troops at a forward post along the LoC, and reviewed security situation. “The aggressive domination and readiness of troops for befitting response to any misadventure by enemy is very satisfying,” he tweeted. His visit to Kashmir comes only weeks after Pakistani Army beheaded two Indian security personnel in Poonch district which was termed “barbaric” by India, reported the agency.
Talking about ICJ’s judgement over Kulbhushan Jadhav, he said, “For any student of law, it is obvious that secret proceedings conducted in darkness are conspiratorial in nature and denial of consular access only emphasises that denial. It is a great vindication of India’s stand and our entire team at The Hague deserves to be congratulated.”