Indian armed forces ready for counter attack: Sitharaman

Indian armed forces ready for counter attack: Sitharaman

Clarifying that the attack on the Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF) troops, in which 40 of them died had not affected the armed forces in any way, the Minister said they (CRPF men) were ready to do their job.

The Indian armed forces were ready to counter-attack as their morale was high despite the attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, said Defence Minister Niramala Sitharaman on Tuesday.

"The response of all Indians to the attack in Pulwama has made our armed forces assert they were ready to retaliate against the enemy squarely," Sitharaman told IANS here.

Clarifying that the attack on the Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF) troops, in which 40 of them died had not affected the armed forces in any way, the Minister said they (CRPF men) were ready to do their job.

“The attack has not affected their morale at all. It is our duty to make their morale remain high. We are here to stand by them," said Sitharaman at a press meet ahead of the biennial Aero India air show.