Captain Amarinder for zero tolerance against anti-India forces

Chandigarh, May 3 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh (Retd) on Wednesday called for an Indian zero tolerance policy against “inimical” forces across the border and called for a befitting response to the killing of Indian soldiers by the Pakistan Army.

He also dismissed threats to him by Khalistan sympathisers, saying he would not allow anyone to disturb the peace in the state.

Reacting to the killing and mutilation of an Indian soldier and a Border Security Force trooper along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on May 1, Amarinder Singh said India’s response should be clear and unequivocal.

“We should stop being a gentlemen’s Army. If they (Pakistan) cut one of our heads, we should cut three of theirs,” he told a TV channel.

On the threats to him, the Chief Minister said: “If they have the guts, they should come and speak here instead of misleading the people with unsubstantiated statements elsewhere.”

“They can shout their heads off… who cares?” he said, adding that “we want a stable Punjab; we want development”. (IANS)

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