Mumbai : Directly pointing his guns at Pakistan, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said that “India has always stood for peace. We are ready to negotiate peace with our neighbour, but not at the cost of country’s self-respect and gun on our head.
“Too many people think that you can do anything to India, Indians will not react….will forget after a while and ultimately forgive….no, we are not a soft state, the minister said, adding that “Perpetrators of those horrifically killed five years ago on 26/11 are still safe across the border. The ideology that sent them here is still prevailing, and we must not relax our guard, and we cannot afford to forget or, indeed, to forgive,”
The minister was speaking at an event organised by Indian Merchants Chamber to commemorate the security personnel and innocent civilians who lost their lives five years ago on 26/11.