Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday asserted that Kashmir is an integral part of India, adding that no other country has the right to interfere in the country’s internal affairs.
In an indirect warning to Pakistan, Naidu said that India has not attacked any country till now but if it is targeted, the opponents will receive a befitting reply which they will not be able to forget in their lifetime.
He further said that the neighbouring nation was aiding, funding and training terrorists continuously without realizing the damage they are doing to humanity as well as the damage they are going to inflict on themselves in the coming future.
His comments come as Pakistan has upped its ante against India over the abrogation of Article 370, that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Talking tough, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had last week said that should bilateral talks happen, it would not be about Jammu and Kashmir, but on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, the territory under Pakistan’s control since it invaded the region in 1947.
Earlier, Rajnath Singh had made an intriguing statement saying that India’s nuclear policy till date has been ‘No First Use’ but “what happens in future depends on the circumstances”.
On August 5, the Government scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution and split the state into two union territories.
A day after the Indian government abrogated Article 370, Imran Khan had warned of “Pulwama-like incidents to happen again”.