Nirmala Sitharaman in Aap Ki Adalat
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is presently answering questions from India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma in “Aap Ki Adalat” Show. She is likely to open up on a number of issues including Rafale deal, Indo-Pak relations, Indo-China relations as well as defence preparedness of Indian Army.
Here are live updates:
10:31 pm: However, no firing is taking place on China border:Nirmala Sitharaman
10: 29 pm: Problem with China is that the border from Ladakh to Arunachal is not clearly demarcated and therefore there are obvious flashpoints at Indo-China border: Nirmala Sitharaman
10:25 pm: We are full prepared for any evantuality at Pakistan border: Nirmala Sitharaman
10: 22 pm: Replying to a question on what happened to assertions by BJP leaders that if it came to power, it “will get 10 heads in reply to two beheadings”, Sitharaman said. “kaat to rahe hain, display nahin kar rahen” (heads are being cut off, but are not being displayed)
10:21 pm: As far as dialogue with Pakistan is concerned, we are not thinking to that extent: Nirmala Sitharaman
10:19 pm: Answering a question on the possibility of political solution to Kashmir issue, defence minister said that it can be discussed only with elected representatives of the people. We are also taking many other initiatives including women empowerment, she added.
10:16 pm: Today, Pakistan is completely isolated in the world over the issue of terrorism: Nirmala Sitharaman
10:15 pm: When asked about government plans to regain control over Pak Occupied Kashmir, Nirmala Sitharaman said, “I wish I can say something specifically on it. But it is our desire, it is the desire of all countrymen.”
10:14 pm: The army is on top, and in control of the situation at the Line of Control in Kashmir. We are giving a befitting reply, and not out of pride, but out of a sense of responsibility, I can say, we are capable, we are on top and in control: Nirmala Sitharaman
10:12 pm: We taught a lesson to Pakistan in 2016 when India Army carried out surgical strikes
10:10 pm: MEA and foreign minister Sushma Swaraj have made it very clear that there will be no talks with Pakistan as long as they continue to support terrorism: Nirmala Sitharaman
10:05 pm: We are going to celebrate second anniversary of 2016 surgical strikes. We are retaliating to ceasefire violations with full force at the border with Pakistan: Nirmala Sitharaman
10:00 pm: Nirmala Sitharaman arrives in Aap Ki Adalat