Union minister G Kishan Reddy said on Saturday that the NDA government has given a “free hand” to security forces to give a befitting reply to terrorists and Pakistan unlike in the past when India would be at the receiving end of their aggression.
“You know about the recent Balakot strike, Pulwama attack. What was it earlier? We would be at the receiving end of Pakistan’s aggression (woh maarne wala tha, hum maar khane wale the). Now security forces have been given a free hand under the NDA government, under the leadership of (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi,” he said. Such “free hand” was not given earlier, he added.
“Earlier…(if) our jawans were killed, our citizens were killed, we used to go, light a candle, offer flowers (as tributes) and observe silence. Now the situation has changed. If our one jawan is killed, we will hit 10 jawans (of enemy),” Reddy said.
He urged Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officers to see to it that there is “zero casualty” of its personnel.
“Our government has taken a decision to take care of the health of para-military (forces), the police working in the states and health of all families. We are preparing a programme for it in the days to come,” Reddy said.
“The Union government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to curb all types of violence and bring development to the interior areas of the affected states,” he said.
He urged Telangana Police officers to have effective synergy and unified approach with all CAPFs (Central Armed Police Forces), including CRPF.