Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir has said that the strong stand of the NDA government, unlike its predecessor, has forced neighbouring countries like China and Pakistan to take a back step. He said, by carrying out the surgical strike, India sent a strong message not only to Pakistan but to the entire world. Mr Ahir said, if the NDA government had not come to power in 2014, the situation at the border would have been very difficult for India.
He was in Pune to felicitate Lieutenant General Rajendra Nimbhorkar, the Indian Army’s Master General of the Ordnance, for his distinguished services. Lt Gen Nimbhorkar had played an important role in the surgical strike carried out by the Indian army on terrorist launchpads across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir in 2016.