nion Home Minister Amit Shah, on Thursday, mentioned in his speech that this is no time to hold talks but to reciprocate actions while talking about the Poonch encounter in Goa.
He cautioned Islamabad in his address and said that more such strikes would be invited by Pakistan should it choose to transgress.
Speaking after laying the foundation stone for the National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU) near the capital city, he said that the surgical strike sent a message across the world that one one cannot meddle with Indian borders.
Taking a dig at the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre, the Home Minister said earlier Delhi would do nothing even after terrorists would breach borders and cause unrest in the country.
However, after the BJP came to power India gave a befitting reply in the form of surgical strike in 2016 after the terrorists carried out an attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri, he said.
There used to be talks earlier but starting 2016 India began responding in the same language, he said, in an apparent reference to Pakistan.
‘Surgical strike under PM Modi and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was an important step. We sent out a message that no one can disturb India’s borders. There was a time for talks, But now is the time to reciprocate,” he said.
Shah’s statement has come at a time when a series of civilian killings triggered fear in the Kashmir Valley.
Indian Armed Forces had carried out a surgical strike across the Line of Control in September 2016 in response to attacks in Pulwama, Pathankot and Gurdaspur. They were conducted on September 29, 2016, 11 days after the Uri attack.