“We won’t fire first but if Pakistan does, we won’t keep an account of our bullets,” Indian media quoted Mr Singh as saying while blaming Pakistan for the attack.
He was addressing a gathering of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in the presence of Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das.
“An attempt is being made by these terrorists and our neighbouring country to destabilise India. I call upon Indian youth to stand up to face such forces and we should greet and welcome the bravery of our security people and the way they are working with such valour and courage,” he said earlier without taking the name of any country.
On Saturday, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pampore town of the Indian-held Kashmir came under an attack in what analysts described as the deadliest attack on security forces in the recent years, eight CRPF personnel were killed and several others wounded.
Indian media reports later claimed that the banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba has taken responsibility for Saturday’s attack.
Mr Singh informed that the Indian government would soon send a two-member investigation team to Kashmir to report if there were any loopholes that triggered the incident to happen.
Saturday’s attack was the fourth attack on the security forces in the Indian-held Kashmir only in June. At least 17 security personnel were killed and several others injured during the last three major attacks along the Jammu-Srinagar Highway this month.