Mumbai, Sep 28 : Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday warned Pakistan against an armed conflict with India, asserting that with the strength of the Navy and the "strong resolve of our government... we are capable of giving a much bigger blow".
The comment was made by the Defence minister, following Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, in which he raised the issue of Kashmir and cautioned the global body of "consequences," if India and Pakistan - two nuclear-armed nations - waged war.
"Pakistan needs to understand that the Indian Navy has become much stronger, with the commissioning of INS Khanderi. They should know our capabilities and we can use them, if required." he declared, referring to the Scorpene-class attack submarine that he commissioned in Mumbai this morning.
"India is proud of its Navy and can never forget the exceptional role it played in the 1971 war, when Operation Trident and Operation Python broke the backbone of the Pakistan navy," he added, citing the importance of submarines in the modern strategic warfare.(UNI)