Pakistan can’t fight full-fledged war with India, says Rajnath Singh

Pakistan can neither fight a full-fledged nor a limited war with India and is waging a proxy war, defence minister Rajnath Singh said in Lok Sabha Friday.

“Our neighbouring country (Pakistan cannot fight a full fledged war or a limited war with India. It is fighting a proxy war,” while speaking on the 20th anniversary of the Kargil conflict as Parliament, the Defense Minister said as he paid tribute to the Indian soldiers.

Singh said the bravery and sacrifice of soldiers cannot be forgotten.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah were present in the House. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla too paid tributes to soldiers who fought in the Kargil conflict.

Congress leader in the House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said there should be a discussion on Kargil war.

The Defence minister the next day paid tributes to soldiers killed in the 1999 Kargil War at a memorial in Jammu and Kashmir’s Dras sector as the nation commemorated 20 years of ‘Operation Vijay’.

The army’s ‘Operation Vijay’ refers to the limited war against Pakistan’s infiltration in 1999 and it was fought on the icy heights of Kargil, including super-high altitude locations such as Tololing and Tiger Hill.

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