India will no longer put up with terror, says Parrikar

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Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) India’s capacity to put up with terrorism has reached its limit and “we will do something”, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday in reference to the attack on Pathankot air force station that killed seven security personnel.

“The country’s capacity for tolerance is over. As defence minister, my tolerance capacity is over. We will do something,” Parrikar said in response to a question about the January 2 terrorist attack in Pathankot.

He said the government knew what was required to be done.

“I am not saying we will do this or that. But this should not happen, we cannot tolerate it, it is enough,” said the minister.

Following the attack on the Pathankot air force station which is suspected to be carried out by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad, Parrikar had said on Monday that any “individual or organisation” harming the country “should also receive the pain of such activities” and “how, when and where should be your choice”.

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Responding to the Pathankot attack, security forces were able to kill all six attackers. They were believed to be Pakistani nationals who had sneaked into Punjab.

The government says it has provided “actionable evidence” to Pakistan to act against those who masterminded the Pathankot attack.

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