India will make Pakistan's 'adventurism' unaffordable, says Jaitley

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LoC: Jaitley's stern warning for Pak
New Delhi, Oct 09: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday went all guns blazing against Pakistan for its continued unprovoked border firing and said Indian forces will make the cost of Islamabad's adventurism unaffordable.

"If Pak continues with this adventurism, our forces will make the cost of this adventurism unaffordable," the defence minister, in his first official interaction with media persons after getting discharged from AIIMS, said.

The Defence Minister said the Indian forces guarding the borders are dealing with Pakistani Rangers in equal intensity and that the government's its prime responsibility is safeguarding the interests of its people.

Jaitley further added, "There have been a series of unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan, mostly on international border and some on LoC. Our forces have been doing a commendable job in the face of this act by Pakistan. India is never an aggressor but it has a paramount duty to defend its people and territory."

Talking about the main reason for repeated firing from Pakistani Rangers Jaitley said, "There is a connection between firing and infiltration. Firing covers infiltration of terrorists."

Sending out the government's message loud and clear Jaitley said terror and talks do not go hand in hand.

"Pakistan has to stop this unprovoked firing and shelling, if this continues how will there be peace?," he said.

Earlier in the day, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said the defence forces were giving a "befitting" reply to the Pakistani onslaught and the country will not bow before anyone.

"I want to assure the people that we will not let down our country," Rajnath Singh said, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that "everything will be fine soon" on Pakistan border.

In a fresh spate of shelling in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan on Thursday targetted 60 Indian posts at the International border. The overnight shootout left five civilians injured.

This comes just a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the citizens of India that everything would be fine.

At least five people were injured in overnight shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said Thursday.

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