LS lauds Kargil victory: Pak incapable of fighting us, says Rajnath

LS lauds Kargil victory: Pak incapable of fighting us, says Rajnath

Agency News

New Delhi, Jul 26 : Lok Sabha on Friday lauded the efforts of the Indian armed forces for the success in defeating Pakistani misadventure during the Kargil conflict of 1999.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told the House of the People that Pakistan is 'incapable' of fighting a limited war or full-fledged war against India. However, it can only indulge in 'proxy war', says Defence Minister in reference to cross border terrorism. As soon as the House assembled to begin day's session, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said 'Kargil Vijay Day' is a red letter day in country's history.

"I compliment, on behalf of the House, our forces and brave soldiers for their success in chasing out the infiltrators and soldiers from our neighbouring country from our land," he said. Speaker also said, the country deserves to be complimented on the occasion of Kargil Day.

He also paid tributes to the soldiers who sacrificed everything in honour of the motherland.

Speaking on the occasion, Congress floor leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury suggested that going by the importance of the Kargil Conflict vis-a-vis national security and the success of Operation Vijay undertaken by Indian armed forces, there should be a detailed discussion on the matter in the House.

"Twenty years have gone, we take note of the fact that our forces have protected the national pride and prestige," Chowdhury said.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said as the day today coincided with the 20th anniversary of the Kargil Day, several functions are being organised in various parts of the country.

"The kind of valour shown by our forces and the sacrifice they made, this country cannot forget them," Mr Singh said. Recalling that India has successfully fought wars with Pakistan in 1965, 1971 and also 1999 during Kargil Conflict, he said: "I can declare this with full confidence that our neighbour Pakistan is now not capable of fighting India in a full-fledged war or a limited war. The only thing it can do is fight a proxy war". (UNI)