Befitting reply if any 'superpower" hurts our national pride: Rajnath Singh

India does not want a war but its soldiers are capable of giving befitting reply if any ‘superpower’ hurts the country’s pride, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday amid the eight-month-old border standoff with China.

“We don’t want war and we are in favour of protecting everyone’s security but I want to say this in clear terms that if any superpower wants to hurt our pride then our soldiers are capable of giving them a befitting reply,” Singh said at the fifth Armed Forces Veterans’ Day.

He said that soldiers displayed exemplary courage and patience and if that can be narrated then every Indian will feel proud. “I can tell you that things that had never happened in past took place this time.” “No one can imagine that the Indian Forces carried out such charismatic works but I dont want to get into those details,” he said.