Home Minister Rajnath Singh Links Gurdaspur Attack to Pakistan

Published: 30th July 2015 03:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2015 03:04 PM   |  A+A-


Home Minister Rajnath Singh. |PTI


NEW DELHI: Linking the Gurdaspur attack to Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the three terrorists had infiltrated from there to carry out the strike and asserted that the government will do everything possible to prevent cross-border terrorism.

Making a statement in Rajya Sabha on Monday's attack in Punjab, he said "any effort by the enemies of our nation to undermine India's territorial integrity and security or imperil the safety and security of our citizens will meet an effective and forceful response from our security forces." The government "has been and will remain resolute in this regard", he said.

Singh made the statement amid din created by Congress members which was strongly disapproved of by Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien, who said it was "not politics" but a "statement on a terrorist attack" that concerns the security of the country.      However, as the unrelenting Congress members continued to shout slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Singh said, "I take this opportunity to assure the House that the government is firmly to root out terrorism from India." The Home Minister also assured the House that "the government will do everything possible to prevent cross-border terrorism aimed against India."

Giving details of the attack in Punjab, he said, "preliminary analyses of GPS data indicates that the terrorists had infiltrated from Pakistan through the area near Tash in Gurdaspur district, where the Ravi river enters Pakistan."

It is also suspected, he said, that the same terrorists had planted five IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) on the railway track near Talwandi village between Dinanagar and Jhakoladi which were subsequently defused by the bomb disposal squad. A night vision device was also recovered from the spot.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp