Pakistan express alarm at Indian defence minister’s ‘We will fight terror with terror’ statement

KARACHI: Defence Minister of Indian Manohar Parrikar has said that his country should root out terrorism with terrorism, ARY News reports.

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The statements were made by the Indian defence minister as he was addressing an event in Delhi.

Parrikar also stated that “kaante se kaanta nikalta hai” (a thorn is removed with the help of a thorn itself). He added that India will deal pro-actively with any country planning attacks in the country.

The Indian defence minister also claimed that the country should neutralize terrorists through terrorism itself. He also claimed that the fighters in Occupied Kashmir are being paid Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 on monthly basis.

On the other hand, Advisor to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz has expressed its concerns over the statements made by the Indian defence minister.

According to the staments of the website of Pakistan’s Foreign Office, says that the statements of Parrikar confirms Pakistan’s fear of India’s involvement in terrorist incidents in Pakistan.

“It must be the first time that a Minister of an elected government openly advocates use of terrorism in another country on the pretext of preventing terrorism from that country or its non-state actors”, the statement read.

“Pakistan, Mr. Aziz said, sincerely pursues a policy of good neighbourly relations with India. Terrorism is our common enemy and it is vital for the two countries to work together to defeat this menace, from which Pakistan has suffered much more than almost any other country”, the statement further read.

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