Going to Pakistan same as 'going to hell', says Indian defence minister

Published: August 16, 2016
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PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday criticised Pakistan and said a visit to the neighbouring country was similar to “going to hell”.

Indian troops killed a total of seven militants on Monday in two incidents – five of the gunmen had attempted a cross-border incursion and two more had attacked a Srinagar police station. One officer died in the police station shootout.

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Parrikar said India would give a befitting reply to Pakistan-promoted militancy.

“Yesterday, our soldiers sent back five terrorists who were trying to infiltrate our borders. Going to Pakistan is the same as going to hell. Pakistan has always been promoting terrorism. Now, they are on the receiving end,” said Parrikar while addressing a rally to mark Independence Day celebrations in northern Rewari city.

Kashmir is at the centre of a decades-old rivalry between India and Pakistan, which also rules its northern part, and backed an insurgency in the late 1980s and 1990s that Indian security forces largely crushed. Both countries claim Kashmir in full.

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Pakistan recently invited India to hold dialogue on Kashmir, saying it is the “international obligation” of the two countries to solve the matter.

India virtually turned down Islamabad’s proposal and said it would talk only on “contemporary and relevant” issues in India-Pak relations.

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Reader Comments (37)

  • Aug 16, 2016 - 5:14PM

    Indian’s are burning these days.. LOL!Recommend

  • سے Shaam (Hanafi)
    Aug 16, 2016 - 5:18PM

    Finally diatribe Pakistan rantings have met a match from Indian counterparts. Befitting response from the Indian minister. It’s better to use a language which the other side understands rather than keeping quite like the previous governments (Listening to continuous abuses from the other side).Recommend

  • Jerry
    Aug 16, 2016 - 5:20PM

    BJP is turning heat on Pakistan to cover it’s own failures, so such statements is becoming a norm to distract people’s attention. Pakistan media should give little or no space to statement from clowns like this.Recommend

  • Khilari
    Aug 16, 2016 - 5:26PM

    Why? Because you have to face the questions on IOK and being narcissist Indian, you do not like to be questioned. So ,in essence he ran away.Recommend

  • divergence
    Aug 16, 2016 - 5:38PM

    @Jerry:
    Clowns with deadly weapons who threaten to break Pakistan using any weapon and blinding Kashmiris using pellet guns, if they are clowns, they way of amusing people is deadly.Recommend

  • XoF
    Aug 16, 2016 - 5:58PM

    Recent statements from BJP leadership seems like one’s coming from street brats. In short street brats are in the ruling. They are only entertainment for our years. Pakistan speaks less, but when it does, its not filmi or Arnab Goswami rants (Who btw plays the SAME propaganda videos, for all incidents in Pakistan), and speaks legit with proffs.Recommend

  • ajeet
    Aug 16, 2016 - 5:58PM

    well said, Sir.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Aug 16, 2016 - 6:03PM

    With such an attitude , no wonder talks on both sides are stagnating . Both sides should learn to come down a bit to reach a break even point . Recommend

  • divergence
    Aug 16, 2016 - 6:07PM

    @ajeet: wowRecommend

  • Pakistani
    Aug 16, 2016 - 6:13PM

    The Pakistani actors working in India should really come backRecommend

  • Acorn Guts
    Aug 16, 2016 - 6:17PM

    Is there a single gentleman or well brought up diplomat in your current setup India? What a sorry state of affairs for a nation capable of so much more.Recommend

  • divergence
    Aug 16, 2016 - 6:18PM

    Why is India insecure about KashmirRecommend

  • roadkashehzada
    Aug 16, 2016 - 6:18PM

    it was hard for Modi & Co to act sober for 2 years. Finally they gave up trying to look tagore of 21st century. so good to see the true colour of BJP under the veil of progress and development. i love modi because intellectuals like tharoor and manmohan are more risky to tackle compared to street brats of BJPRecommend

  • Intellect
    Aug 16, 2016 - 6:22PM

    India is burning!Recommend

  • irfan
    Aug 16, 2016 - 6:26PM

    i guess all the liberals, seculars and pml n should shut up now. cancel every pakistani’s nationality going to bollywood.Recommend

  • ajeet
    Aug 16, 2016 - 6:51PM

    Finally the Indian government has woken up to the fact that street thug should be punished like a street thug. Decency doesn’t work with one particular group.Recommend

  • Bad wolf
    Aug 16, 2016 - 7:14PM

    Undiplomatic language. Has India stooped so low?Recommend

  • Abhijeet
    Aug 16, 2016 - 7:14PM

    As an Indian, I don’t think Defense Minister should say such things. Unbecoming of such an important position.Recommend

  • M.A
    Aug 16, 2016 - 7:44PM

    Lol!!
    This BJP is just a bunch of loosers.
    It implies that something is bothering these indians. Since the role of india in destabilizing of balochistan is being exposed these clowns have suddenly started whining.
    Keep crying… statements like these only make you more and more stupid. Recommend

  • Chacko Cherian Calicut
    Aug 16, 2016 - 7:53PM

    Its not the opinion of a minister or other Indians.Do any cricket/sports team visit Pak????Answer to this proves Indian defence minister’s comment.Recommend

  • Acorn Guts
    Aug 16, 2016 - 8:09PM

    @ajeet:
    With supporters like yourself backing a politician like him; Pakistan need not worry about anything.Recommend

  • Nadir Sadiq
    Aug 16, 2016 - 9:38PM

    Well don’t come, who wants you here in Pakistan. We don’t want trash coming our way anyway!Recommend

  • bhaskar chakrabarty
    Aug 16, 2016 - 9:38PM

    Actually, India should need a leader like Indira Gandhi. Mrs. Gandhi would talk less and work hard. I , as a hardcore Indian, feel insulted and ashmed when I see that we are threatened continuously from such an underdeveloped country, who can not produce even a pin and lives life on foreign aids. !!! Pakistan does not even match with Bangladesh in all fields!!!!! Shame on us, Indian!!!!!!Recommend

  • Truth
    Aug 16, 2016 - 11:27PM

    Then don’t come here again…Recommend

  • SKChadha
    Aug 16, 2016 - 11:37PM

    Parrikar Sahib, now you are a Military Man. Sir, be prepared for Jungle Safari.Recommend

  • Dipak
    Aug 17, 2016 - 1:18AM

    Manohar likes to tell the truth. Pakistanis don’t like to hear the truth. HA!!! HA!!! HA!!!Recommend

  • Bilal Hussain
    Aug 17, 2016 - 1:30AM

    Atleast Pakistan PM is not a terrorist. We all know Modi’s history. He is responsible for killing thousands in Gujrat. A case is opened against him in USA. At our PM has no terrorism case opened against him. Raw is a terrorist organisation sponsoring terrorism in Balochistan with the help of Afghanistan and also in Karachi. Modi has made India intolerant and racist state.Recommend

  • Shuaib
    Aug 17, 2016 - 1:35AM

    Pakistanis way more sophisticated than their indian counterparts.Recommend

  • Sabir
    Aug 17, 2016 - 1:37AM

    Haaha.Feel the pressure or stop atrocity in Kashmir.Recommend

  • J.Niaz
    Aug 17, 2016 - 2:12AM

    Abusive language is unbecoming of those who hold respectable positions.Recommend

  • Pakistaniat
    Aug 17, 2016 - 2:19AM

    And this is the honorable defence minister of India…. pathetic…Recommend

  • Pakistaniat
    Aug 17, 2016 - 2:23AM

    A big Yawn….Recommend

  • Latif Majeed
    Aug 17, 2016 - 6:11AM

    Arrogance aside but never saw such a big mouth public official all my life. Who asked him to visit Pakistan and how much this country-cousin knows about Pakistan?Recommend

  • Shaukat ali
    Aug 17, 2016 - 6:55AM

    What an uneducated uncouth street punk. Other Pakistanis are right when they say one should stay clear of these billion untouchable hindus. Waisey bhi in sey boo aati hai.Recommend

  • MAK
    Aug 17, 2016 - 8:15AM

    @bhaskar chakrabarty – you are an ignoramus who lurks on our pk websites along with countless others like you. Recommend

  • Tariq
    Aug 17, 2016 - 9:34AM

    Who wants you to come here? With such an attitude, you should better stay where you are.Recommend

  • Kickass
    Aug 18, 2016 - 5:36PM

    Parikar’s eventual destination no matter what.Recommend

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