New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India will not tolerate any terror attack and will give a “befitting response”.
His comment came after four terrorists were killed in an attack on the Pathankot Air Force base in Punjab early Saturday.
Singh said the nation wants good and friendly relations with every country, including Pakistan. “Pakistan is our neighbour, we want peace, but any terror attack on India will get a befitting response,” he said.
He lauded the efforts of the army, saying forces were giving a “befitting response”.
The Indian Army has lost four of their jawans since the attack started today morning.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is in Goa, is also monitoring the situation and is in touch with Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and other officers, as per ministry sources; Parrikar will reach New Delhi soon.
The Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in a Tweet, condemned the attacks and expressed his condolences to the bereaved families of the brave soldiers.
There have been terror attacks in the past where militants highjacked vehicles on the highway to carry out strikes against civilians and security forces.