Voices against terrorism do rise from time to time in Pakistan but successive governments in that country have failed to curb the scourge, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.
“I don’t think everyone in Pakistan is a terrorist. Voices against terrorism do rise from time to time in that country too. But the intentions of successive governments in Pakistan regarding terrorism have never been clear,” Singh told reporters here.
He also showered praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his endeavours on the diplomatic front and the manner he is dealing with Pakistan saying the last six months have seen the neighbouring country getting a suitable reply from India for each of its offensives along the borders.
“India has suitably replied to each and every offensive by Pakistan along its borders during the last six months.
“It is also due to the diplomatic efforts of the Prime Minister that even the US has given a clear-cut warning to Pakistan,” Singh said.
He said President Barack Obama too does not want Pakistan to become a terror hub and the neighbouring country is constantly under US pressure not to do so.
Replying to a question, the Union Minister said India is known all over the world for its hospitality and Obama will experience it when he arrives on his visit tomorrow.
Describing “renewed interest” of international investors in India as the Centre’s biggest achievement, he said the country’s economy is fast getting back on track.
Later, the Home Minister paid obeisance at the famous Mansadevi and Dakshin Kali shrines here on the occasion of Vasant Panchmi and said the experience was overwhelming.
Singh will attend the wedding of former Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank’s daughter in Dehradun tonight.