Indigenous BrahMos making will deter countries from ‘taking an evil eye’ on India: Rajnath Singh
India wants to make BrahMos missiles not to attack any country but so that no other country has the audacity to take a bad look at it, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday, while insisting on the need to maintain nuclear deterrence.
“The BrahMos missile and other weapons and defense equipment that we manufacture must not attack any other country. It has never been India’s character to attack another country or to seize even an inch. land from any country, ”Singh said.
“We want to make BrahMos on Indian soil so that no country has the daring to cast an evil eye on India,” he said, referring to the missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
The Defense Minister laid the foundation stone for the Defense Technology and Testing Center and the BrahMos Manufacturing Center here, along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the day.
“There is a neighboring country. It split from India some time ago. I don’t know why its intentions towards India are still bad. It has committed acts of terrorism. to Uri and Pulwama, “the defense minister said. in Pakistan.
“And then our prime minister made a decision, and we went to the soil of this country and destroyed terrorist hiding places, and when there was a need for airstrikes, we did it successfully. the message that if anyone dares to throw evil at us, then not just this side of the border, but we can go to the other side and hit them. That’s India’s strength ”, Singh said.
India carried out cross-border strikes in September 2016 and February 2019 in response to the terrorist attacks in Uri and Pulwama.
Speaking on the occasion, Adityanath said: “The country’s position is clear and takes security lightly. This is the new India, which does not provoke first, but also does not spare anyone who provokes it. . “
The Minister of Defense congratulated him for having accelerated the acquisition of land for the projects they have inaugurated.
“When I spoke to Yogiji and expressed the desire to establish this project, he didn’t take a second and said that the land would be available at the earliest. I express my thanks to the Chief Minister for putting 200 acres of land available in just a month and a half, ”he said.