Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that his government would break the backbone of militancy in Kashmir and will give befitting response to every militant.
"I assure all the youths of Jammu and Kashmir and the country that the government will give befitting response ('muhtod jawab') to every terrorist. We will break the backbone of terror in the state," Modi said while addressing a function here.
Modi said that whole country is angry to see the killings of innocent Kashmiri youth.
"Today the whole country is angry to see the killings of innocent and armless Kashmiri youths. (These Kashmiri boys are targeted) because these youths want to live and fulfil their dreams. But they are targeted by terrorism. This is the truth of terrorism here," he said, adding the "Indian government will fight terrorism with all its might. "
Modi assured all that his government will follow the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's dream of peaceful and prosperous Kashmir with the motto of "sabka saath, sabka vikaas" (collective efforts, inclusive growth).
"We will keep making all the efforts (in realising this dream)," the prime minister said. Modi laid foundation stones of various development work in Srinagar region worth Rs 7,000 crore.
He also said with "surgical strike across the Line of Control", India has shown the world its new policy (neeti) and tradition (reeti) in "tackling terrorism". With PTI Inputs